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.
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.
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.
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.