VANDORN HINNANT

PAINTER - SCULPTOR - POET - EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

 

"A Dogon Instrument for Measuring the Distance between Stars"


The twelve diamond faces of this rhombic dodecahedron have been transformed into two identical halves; two color coded (one brown and one white) sets of nested isosceles triangles whose sides have the ratio known as the Golden Proportion. This surface treatment of the rhombic dodecahedron results in four pairs/sets of color coded cones or three sided pyramids. Each of the four pairs/sets of cones/pyramids consist of one white cone and one brown cone. I read each of these color coded four pairs of cones as an expression of polar opposites. Each pair of cones also have orientations that are polarized (i.e. one base of one cone is oriented in the opposite direction of the opposing cone's base). 

"Dogon Interstellar Stardust Gathering Machine (prototype)" currently on exhibition at the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington NC. The exhibition is "Art of the State/State of the Arts" which runs from 20 September 2014 through 12 February 2015

 

SIMBIOSE
THE ONE IS THE MANY
THE TRUEST EYE
TIMES GOLDEN ARROW
THREE GOLDEN RINGS
NAVIGATOR
HOUSE OF ORIGINAL NUMBER
SEEING DOUBLE
ARK
UNTITLED
ANOTHER BEGINNING
PHI SONG

INSTALLATION

VANDORN HINNANT'S WEBSITE

VANDORN HINNANT'S WEBSITE 2

All images Vandorn Hinnant

BACK