OCTAHEDRA

16 x 20

Hand applied gold leaf

$ 349.00

This is a limited edition run of 50 prints.

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From the Greek, eight-faced or eight-sided, the octahedron is eight equilateral triangles joined along 12 edges to make six vertices or corners. The shape has four pairs of parallel faces.

The Five Solids, also called the Platonic Solids or the Pythagorean Solids, are directly associated as particles of the elements, are seen as the building blocks of reality. By using geometric figures, Pythagoras (and later Plato) implicitly connects the 5 solids to ideas of harmony and symmetry, and as such offer insights into the nature of the cosmos.

The octahedron symbolizes Air, according the Plato and the other Pythagoreans.

About the print

This giclée print was created to high standards of reproduction with materials tested by Wilhelm-Research to resist fading and discoloration in excess of sixty years.  It was printed on the Epson Surecolor P9000 printer utilizing the ten color Ultrachrome HDX inkset with results in wide color gamut, excellent color saturation and unrivaled sharpness.

The conservation grade paper has a  weight of 290  gsm and a caliper of 19 mils.   Composed of 100% cotton fiber, the paper is acid and lignin free and milled in Italy.

The genuine 24k gold leaf is applied with an acid free water based size.

As with all fine art, for maximum longevity, this print shall not be displayed in direct sunlight nor subject to extremes of temperature and humidity.

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