Room-size models of platonic solids by architect Anne Tyng are featured in an upcoming exhibition entitled Inhabiting Geometry. Tyng's research on geometry led her to develop a theory of the hierarchies of symmetry, or symmetries within symmetries, and these are represented in the exhibition by large wooden platonic solids (equilateral and equiangular polyhedra): the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron. Despite their many angles, these forms can be found in nature, or specifically in the structures of crystals.
Artist: Anne Tyng
Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry will be on view at the Graham Foundation in Chicago from April 15 through June 18, 2011.
Dodecahedron with nested cube
Tatrahedron with nested cube