The Platonic Solids were forms theorized by Plato to comprise the five classical elements: Fire (tetrahedron), Earth (cube), Air (octahedron), Ether (dodecahedron), and Water (icosahedron). Ancient Greeks affiliated the dodecahedron, a regular twelve-faced polygon, with the shape of the universe.

The "Receptive Visualizer for Seeing with the Mind's Eye" is an open-form dodecahedron made of welded steel. At the center is suspended a five-inch quartz crystal. Quartz crystal is one of the most abundant minerals found on earth, whose uses range from high precision optical devices to mystical healing rituals. The sculpture has an alternate installation using a three-rotation-per-minute motor and audio recording of an incantation that calls out names for states of visualization.




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