animalis polyedae XIII

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animalis polyedae XIII by Volker Hermes

The Story

Some of the original drawings I found in online archives are incredibly cute. You immediately connect with the animal depicted. With mathematics it is more difficult, you can hardly build up feelings to the polyhedra. It's different now that they are connected to each other.


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.