is a mathematcal oddity called Platonic
Solids that I've always found interesting. Platonic
solids are geometric objects that have two properties, all
the sides are the same shape, and all the edges are the
same length. There are only 5 such objects, tetrahedron,
octahedron, cube, dodecahedron and icosahedron. The last
of these, the icosahedron, is made up of twelve equilateral
In this painting
I've sliced an icosahedron in half, and imagined I was looking
simultaneously out through all the faces or half faces.
The five sided canvas was a natural extension of the idea.
I placed a yantra in the "middle" of each face,
and created a background out of a "degrading"