Curtis Palmer

Artist
Edmonton Alberta Canada
Triptych Left, Triptych Centre and Triptych Right are renderings of Rhinoceros models of edge illuminated, engraved glass architectural panels. Each panel of the triptych is a cyclon, a record of an algorithmic transformation (cf. Bridges - Spelunking 2005, 2009) of three of R. B. Fuller’s "Synergetic Hierarchy": the tetrahedron, octahedron and cuboctahedron arranged concentrically. Planar projections of these three polyhedra are lightly placed in an exploded view near the top of each print showing their alignment within the construction, before they were 'spelunked'. Three views are presented because as Fuller says, “the universe is non-unitarily conceptual”. The inherent symmetries of the isotropic vector matrix are revealed in these views.

Patterns that seem mutually exclusive are derived from the same source.

I have rendered these in primary colours leaving it to the mind of the perceiver to integrate them into the white light of understanding.

Generated Prints.
Triptych Left
Framed 20" x 17"
Photo paper and archival inks
2011
In blue. Trilateral symmetries of the isotropic vector matrix.
Triptych Centre
Framed 20" x17"
Photo paper and archival inks
2011
In Red. Bilateral symmetries of the isotropic vector matrix.
Triptych Right
Framed 20" x 17"
Photo paper and archival inks
2011
In Green. Quadrilateral symmetries of the isotropic vector matrix.