animalis polyedae V

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animalis polyedae V by Volker Hermes

The Story

Imagine what went through the minds of European people when they first saw an octopus. The from, the movements must have been frightening. That's why the first depictions of sea monsters resemble octopuses. Here, too, I have chosen the strongest possible contrast to nature. The regular geometric form, which is not in the least frightening, but rather neutrally calming. But they fit together amazingly well.


My collages are based on historical drawings of animals, either from early scientific expeditions or natural history studies. Using image processing, I transform individual parts of the drawn animal bodies into geometric shapes. In a final step, I combine the original drawing and the polyhedron to create a hybrid new animal.