animalis polyedae VIII

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animalis polyedae VIII by Volker Hermes

The Story

My collages in this series are also about volume. Drawn volume of animals versus imagined volume in mathematics. A good example of this is this ray, actually with a very flat shape, now expanded by a voluminous polyhedron shape.


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.