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XYZ Axis around a Sphere by ou8nrtist2 XYZ Axis around a Sphere by ou8nrtist2
The five PLATONIC SOLIDS are the first models one makes when beginning the study of Sacred Geometry.Those five shapes are the TETRAHEDRON.the CUBE,the OCTAHEDRON,the DODECAHEDRON,and the ICOSAHEDRON.There is an embedded knowledge revealed in the act of making the models.I call it "visceral learning".It is a type of direct understanding unmitigated by the intellect.Some call it cellular learning.The embedded knowledge to which I refer is the intuitive awareness of certain correspondencies,ratios and proportions of these five shapes and how they interact with one another.
This piece is a sort of side exploration of the associated symmetries of the cube.It has 3 distinct dimensions ,height,width,and depth.Here's another attempt to illustrate XYZ orientation,this time surrounding a sphere which helps to conceptualize the idea.
Space navigation seems so similar to virtual 3D rotational programs,does it not ?

Welded stainless steel-outside rings are 9 inches in diameter.
The yellow globe is painted stainless steel and is 4 inches in diameter.
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Hadn't seen that one. Quite beautiful.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional
An instructional tool I made to try and convey how astronauts navigate in space.Pitch,yaw,and roll relate to the three dimensional planes illustrated by this shape.
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Like I said, I love it when geekery and art intersect :-)

And thanks for the word of the day, I never heard "yaw" before. But it seems obvious that the phrase "to pitch and roll" is incomplete without the third axis. I guess I thought the third one was just "veer".

How do you measure distance traveled in space? If you manage the spinning action, you'll have incorporated the 4th dimension (time).
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional
I'm sure distance traveled in space is measured by laser shot or some similar device (radio pinging maybe) to the nearest static object.I'll bet it was infinitely harder to calculated for that moon mission in 1969...
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darthwahl2001 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Artist
I'm impressed that this is the result of less than a day's work (not to mention the piece itself is bloody brilliant). I saw a comment on here about navigation of the 3rd dimension, and it got me thinking. Perhaps if you had the tools to engrave units of measurement on here and maybe added some drilled holes and various other things, you could make it look like it was a functional piece of navigation equipment from a bygone era. I did a similar piece on my profile entitled "Locus Reperio." Not actually functional, but it looks like it could be. It's the whole concept of creating a sliver of doubt or belief in the viewers mind, them extrapolate it to achieve an enormous impact. I like envisioning the different instruments that might have resulted from an altered time line where the continents drifted differently.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional
I saw your piece Locus Reperio,and I'm attracted to the relatively new genre of Steam Punk.
But it is my considered opinion that it fails precisely BECAUSE they are fantasy instruments.
We currently have futuristic technologies at ready hand to make FUNCTIONAL instruments that are indeed beautiful and intriguing as well.
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dukecrescent Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Dude this is a very beautiful piece
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional
Thank you Peter,
I've made it so the sphere in the middle is loose and can rotate,but now I'm seeing it as spinning slowly,so I'm trying to figure out how I can put a tiny little slow electric motor in there somehow.
As mentioed in another comment ,I'm trying to shop it as a logo for a new high tech eco company...We'll see if they bite.
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dukecrescent Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Stephen: Great idea, I love it myself...Good luck with the sell I am sure you will get the sort of responce that your looking for..Peter
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Space navigation seems so similar to virtual 3D rotational programs,does it not ?
...exactly what i was thinking! :aww:

cool piece, yet again. ever-inspiring. :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional
I'm trying to shop it as a logo to an up and coming high tech company...
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
okay, i think it would make good a logo, but not very distinct... being that its a design that is used very often in scientific organizations...

just my :twocents:

still like it though! :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional
That's true,
But what if the globe on the inside of the piece was photoshopped to be the planet Earth,and it rotated with a simple animation treatment.
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
On earth, the only non arbitrary great circle is the equator. The other great circles on the globe (the longitude lines) are merely human convention.

This isn't true of the tide locked moons. For example our moon has a near earth point and a far earth point in addition to its north and south poles. In addition to the equator, there is a non-arbitrary great circle separating near side from far side.

There is another non arbitrary great circle defined by 4 points: lunar north and south pole and the near and far points.

So a globe of the moon should have 3 great circles. Just like your 3 bands around a sphere.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional
Synchronicities abound!
Thank you for that.
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
ooh, that would be cool. still though, i dont think it would be very distinct, as in, not really recognizable.

i know, im really picky when i comes to being 100% unique. haha. maybe you could do something to incorporate the name of the company, or its initials into the logo...

either way, i think its great and the company would go for it anyway. :)
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evanesces Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
beautiful piece, a real jewel
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional
Thank you...
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Is it just me, or if that thing starts spinning, will it send itself into another dimension? It's beautiful, regardless of function.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Heh - according to some scientists there are about 13 dimensions instead of our 3-4 :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional
I hope you're right Ugrik,
but so far we only know how to navigate in the 3rd...
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Well - according to large amount of car-accedents lots of people have trouble even in 3d world :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional
Especially if they're handicapped by using a cell phone while they drive...
I see the dangers of cell phone use while driving daily.
Apparently the law will change here soon ,prohibiting it's use unless it's hands free.
I fear even that will be still be a danger...
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
here its mostly drunken driving - or just plain stupidity. Handsfree is already mandatory here
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional
I honor your pragmatic authorities.
Here it is a debate revolving around the unalienable right to do multi tasking...LOL
I personally believe this is a prime example of modern societie's addiction to technology and the hidden disastrous side effects that often go with it...
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
i think its just politicians who are afraid to make unpopular law's no mater how trivial and tiny they actually are. Same question could be asked about seat belts - why goverment makes me use that "uncomfortable" thing. I dont see it as addiction to tech but more like general stupidity and carelessness. On the other hand i cant deny that people tend to rely to much on technology in this era.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional
It does look cooler if spinning there is no doubt...
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subtronik Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Nice work. When did you make this?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional
Today.
Again,it's all scrap.
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