# Taneli Luotoniemi

Stericated 5-simplex is the expanded form of the 5-dimensional simplex. When it is projected from its center to a four-dimensional picture space, the result is a configuration of fifteen points, twenty lines, fifteen planes and six 3-spaces.

The pair of models both depict the same configuration, but are painted differently to embody projective theorems about triangles and tetrahedra. They are generalizations of the reowned Desargues theorem, which states that if two triangles are in perspective with respect to a point (the center of perspectivity) i.e. the lines connecting their vertices are concurrent, then they are also in perspective with respect to a line, i.e. the intersections of the extensions of corresponding edges are collinear.

If two tetrahedra are in perspective from a point (white), then the intersections of the extensions of the corresponding edges are coplanar (black).

If the three centers of perspectivity (orange, green, purple) determined by three triangles (blue, pink, yellow) are collinear (black), then the intersections of the extensions of corresponding edges are collinear (white) as well.