As a painter, you may be more interested in knowing that, that shade of green is in fact aqua. And that the vibrancy of the cobalt blue was achieved with two coats.
As a designer, you may have taken note of the variety of single to double stripes of colour on the edges.
As an engineer, you may be wondering what part of the structure is contributing to holding it up.
As a math lover, you may be counting the 12 nodes and 30 edges and wondering what you can do with that.
Whoever you are, whatever you’re drawn to, it’s what makes you, you, and what makes you unique. That should always be celebrated.
Personally, I love meddling with artistic pursuits.
I love being cognisant of design during creation. I think deep down, more than anything else, it’s my way maintaining control. Allowing an inner tendency for structure and order to pass through to my art. In my mind, it makes the art more tangible. Not that it needs to be, but some of us are still battling the perceptions we were raised with…
I have always been strong in math and have always loved it immensely.
This is an iron geometric structure that I picked up. It was unpainted when I purchased it. I put it aside for a few days not knowing what to do with it. That is until I decided that I could turn it into a colouring problem and solve it using come basic knowledge in graph theory.
Hence, what you see before you is a 3D iron geometric structure consisting of 12 nodes and 30 edges. I’ve painted it such that no two adjacent edges connected by a node are of the same colour. I solved the colouring problem by hand [not using any software]. So there may be a more optimal solution to it out there. But mine used 7 colours.