Rafael Araujo's Fibonacci Dodecahedron utilizes a complex blending of intricate geometries to create a fascinating isometric projection of one of the five Platonic solids and Pythagoras' "plan to build the universe." At Dodecahedron's core and forming the fundamental pillar of its geometric construction are the Fibonacci Spiral and the Golden Ratio, 1.618. Found in such unexpected places as the branching of the veins in leaves and the construction of computer algorithms, the golden ratio is omnipresent in our everyday lives.
One might think these illustrations are born from a CPU, but in fact they are drafted entirely by hand in a sublime mix of mathematical perfection and artistic execution. Fibonacci Dodecahedron was originally created as a pen and ink drawing on canvas and is available here as a premium archival print.
About the Artist
Born in Venezuela in 1957, artist Rafael Araujo is a lifelong resident of Caracas. He originally studied music, a passion that lead him to composing and eventually to a fascination with architecture where he perfected his draftsmanship. Araujo is greatly influenced by three-dimensional renderings found in Renaissance perspective drawing as well as the works of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. Though he openly deflects the title of "artist," his dozens of exhibitions in galleries across Venezuela and the U.S. over the last 30 years suggest the contrary.