© 2005 Allen Ring
This piece is dedicated to our Greek friend who is the bane of every
high school geometry student and the longest continuously
author in history. It is pure Euclidean geometry: circles, triangles and squares.
The main element is a reaching 30-60-90 degreee triangle, superimposed
on a classic isosceles 45-45-90 triangle. The half circle residing at the base
ties both together.
The wood columns, in their natural color, are precision machined to follow the
works body. They are cut into 16 segments in imitation of the standard binary
light array, and are radiused to a diameter of 7 inches to add that sacred prime
number to the piece.
Euclids Ideal has clean simple lines, appearing solid and steady, as one
would expect Euclidian geometry to be. Turning the isosceles triangle on its
side and suspending it above the surface creates a negative space and a bit
of unbalance. Aesthetic considerations also dictate the asymmetrical binary