36″ x 36″ x 5″,
Diametros (“Diameter”, Latin) Petal. Recognizing the geocentric model, a superseded description of the Universe with Earth at the center, where the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets all orbited in a perfect circle. This model was the predominant description of the cosmos in many ancient civilizations, such as those of Aristotle in Classical Greece and Ptolemy in Roman Egypt. The Platonic ideal of perfect forms including true circles to organize space advanced the notion that the cosmos consisted of ideal forms that represented Truth, Good and Equality. In this work I strive to celebrate the origins of astronomy and mathematics. To find the overlaps, the sweet spots per se between the geometric and organic, the masculine and feminine.
Shana Mabari - Diametros Petal, Red | Orange | Blue