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Polygon

 

Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Decagon, Icosagon, Circle. 
2015; series of 6 prints; 60x70cm; pen plot; ink on paper; limited edition of 10.

This series of prints relates to Plato’s theory of Forms, which argues that non-physical forms represent the most accurate reality. Plato finds evidence of his theory by stating that a perfect circle only exists by reason. Everyone knows what a perfect circle is, but no one has ever seen or created it—not even a computer.

Polygon prints are created with the first computer-driven printer, which can only draw straight lines: a pen plotter. The series of prints shows polygons with an increasing number of sides, starting with a triangle and ending with a polygon with a (seemingly) infinite number of sides: a circle. The printer uses a black marker to draw the lines, and as a result the prints combine the perfection of a digital print with the sensitivity of a hand made drawing. 
 

Credits:
Polygon is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.