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November 13, 2010

Platonic

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Mathematics,Reflections,sculpture — paul @ 6:57 am
Dodecahedron by Neil Miller

Dodecahedron by Neil Miller

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

When I visited the Waitakere Trust Art Awards Exhibition at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson yesterday, I discovered this platonic solid hanging by the entrance to a workshop. A regular dodecahedron in red. I got talking to sculptor Neil Miller whose studio it was, and learned that this was a leftover from an earlier exhibition of his which featured all the platonic solids.

A window frame was leaning against the wall behind, just in the right place to give a nice reflection; or does it? Looks like the glass being perfectly transparent where you expect the reflection — you reflect upon that!

5 Comments

  1. Terrific capture and a great reflection. The reflection seems to reflect a different view than you see looking directly at the platonic solid! Really interesting. Hope you have a great weekend, Paul!

    Sylvia

    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — November 13, 2010 @ 8:20 am

  2. I love this shot : the opposition between red and blue, the form of this object suspended, the weight we can feel by the angle you chose… Very nice shot indeed.

    Comment by 'Tsuki — November 13, 2010 @ 9:14 am

  3. The real thing meets the shadow on the wall in the cave? (More Plato-nic stuff.)

    Comment by michael — November 13, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

  4. Yes you are right … it is transparent where I expect to see a reflection.

    Comment by joan — November 14, 2010 @ 12:01 am

  5. I love the tension of the red weight so near the glass!

    Comment by Springman — November 14, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

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