Eikosi – Etnik in Jacksonville, Florida

Swedish artist Etnik has completed his newest mural in Jacksonville, Florida.

Inspired by Platonic geometry the mural is part of series of five walls that will be painted in different cities. Each of these walls will represent the five platonic solids.

Etnik in action in Jacksonville, Florida.
Etnik in action in Jacksonville, Florida.

Geometers have studied the Platonic solids for thousands of years. They are named for the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. He hypothesised in his dialogue, the Timaeus, that the classical elements were made of these regular solids.

Etnik in action in Jacksonville, Florida.
Etnik in action in Jacksonville, Florida.

Plato wrote his hypothesis in c.360 B.C. in which he associated each of the four classical elements (earth, air, water, and fire) with a regular solid.

Etnik in action in Jacksonville, Florida.
Etnik in action in Jacksonville, Florida.

The first mural in the series is devoted to the Water element and is titled Eikosi (Greek for “twenty”) which means 20 faces of the solid ICOSAHEDRON.

Etnik - Eikosi in Jacksonville, Florida.
Etnik – Eikosi in Jacksonville, Florida.
Etnik - Eikosi in Jacksonville, Florida.
Etnik – Eikosi in Jacksonville, Florida.

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    1. Big fan of this guys work. He painted here recently but only on one of the rotating monthly walls so we didn’t get long to enjoy it for long sadly.

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