The Tangram Temple Analysis

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07-10. Goethite #2. The tangram temple. When you look closely at a Goethite side view of its polyhedral structure, it curiously takes the shape of one of this well know Japanese triangle game called Tangram. Is there any connection between the two? Difficult to say but troubling coincidence all the same. 07-11. Goethite #3. Futurism dealt with a lot of curves and repetitive patterns. Could Geothite have been the secret inspiration of this artform? From prehistorical cave dwelling to the easel of an Italian painter from the 1920s – this is a long stretch, but the crystal polyhedral structure is an inviting geometry. 07-12. Goethite #4. I wonder what Goethe would have said to this one. The inner crystal structure simplicity and lightness is just so pleasant, I had to…show more content…
I try and I try – nothing. I’m thinking – to counterbalance the geometry of the Goethite crystal and the mechanical feel of this clean pattern, why not bring in something completely opposite and organic – like flowers? I look for flower patterns on Google and before I know, I am scanning through Japanese screens from the Edo period. I think – nice – that will be a subtle way to bring the VESTA programmers into the visualization. Most of this program’s coders are Japanese, I assume. I’ve already noticed a definite cultural signature in the program you don’t find in the US or European programs. AI tend to acquire the sensitivity of their makers, especially in the visual field. So now, I’m working on integrating my Japanese Edo screen in the visualization and out of curiosity, I look for the name of the flower being depicted. Chrysanthemum it is – and it gets even better! I find that Goethe wrote about it in a book called “The Metamorphosis of Plants“. I guess that how art is being made. Thanks for the inspiration Johann-Wolfgang. Now, how this mineral ended being named after you, it’s for someone else to tell… 07-15. Goethite

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