Geometric expressions are in everything. Patterns in snowflakes, crystals, pinecones, shells and flower petals all have geometric shapes in a design only nature can devise based on geometry. Even in the art world, geometric expressionism is a way of using the forms of geometry in an abstract way to view the world in a different way.
Take a look at some of the pieces by Kazuya Akimoto to get an idea of these wonderful expressions.
Five of the most impressive and influential geometric expressions follow:
Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome
Using triangles, Mr. Fuller recognized the potential of creating a structure similar to nature’s designs. He received a patent for the geodesic dome in 1951. It is known today as a unique structure that embodies the most efficient way of building, thus improving people’s lives.
These structures are seen all over the world. The Buckminster Fuller organization, based on his extraordinary work, is challenging everyone to look at the most practical and productive ways to build future structures that are eco-friendly, sustainable and inexpensive.
M.C. Escher’s Artwork
Another look at the use of geometric shapes is in the pieces of M.C. Escher. Even though he wasn’t a mathematician, his graphic art is based on mathematics. Many of his famous prints use repetitive patterns. These same patterns are found in tiles or ceilings that sparked his research into symmetries based on geometry.
The designs of the Alhambra led to his study of tessellation, or Regular Division of the Plane that was the strongest influence on his work.
Pyramids of Egypt
When looking at the pyramids, the eye only sees the triangular structure known to be tombs for pharaohs and kings. There is much more that is being discovered about these ancient structures that involves Sacred Geometry.
The use of geometric shapes signifying holy and ancient symbols that are employed in the construction of temples, mosques, churches and even structures like Stonehenge or the Pyramids of Giza are researched and studied all over the world. The pyramids are a perfect example of using geometry to line up with the heavens.
Using the circle, meaning wholeness, classical Indian mandalas are created to represent reality as related to the infinite. These colorful sand-based forms are patiently designed and shaped then destroyed, showing the impermanence of life.
They are found in many different cultures and religions of the world, ancient and modern. Buddhist, Tibetan, Aztecs, Indians, Jews, and Christians all used this form of connecting with spirit.
Sphere of Consciousness
The image of several geometric shapes come together to form the Sphere of Consciousness. Accelerating evolution and dissolving judgement of self and others is the main goal of this shape.
Based on the design of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, the pure carbon form called Fullerene combines with the Seed of Life symbol added to assist in reaching the consciousness state and a sense of purpose needed to enhance our daily lives.