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Explorations of both internal and external worlds (if there is a distinction?) through ideas, art, music, mathematics, language, photography, philosophy and whatever other means come to hand!
Welcome to my shoebox!
I trained as an artist. Now I work as a teacher.
Sometimes those two roles intertwine in interesting ways!
Being open to new discoveries can often be more exciting (and educational) than the demonstration of what is (historically) known. Creating a space for active discovery seems like an interesting goal for art as well as education.
Please feel welcome to contact me with any comments, corrections, questions or new ideas! Philip Guest firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Irrational should not be a scary word, or carry mystic connotations.
The ratios "which can not be described" are perfectly clear and simple, it's a quirk of language rather than reason that they don't fit into our naming system . .|
| ||Exploring 3:6:9 Ratios
Image Processed Images
Originals images &ideas are here.
| ||Mathematical Toys for infants who haven't moved on to solids yet!!
| ||Polygons Around a Point
Demonstrating the sequence from Plane to Solid to Hyperbolic Geometry
Compiling and unifying work from galleries:
Excessive Space |
| ||Here is a kind of "specimen cupboard" for the logical, but much less predictable, forms that are emerging as I progress from the solid geometry of "Platonic Softies"
| ||Summer Camp 2014
Now properly called:
"Euclidian and Non-Euclidian Playground Structures for Guinea-Pigs and Toddlers".
Below are the prototypes, followed by the "post-types". Maquettes are here. Images from the actual camp are here.|
| ||Vedic Fire Altar Geometry
(. . . also a possible kindergarten toy ?)
See Blog Entry Here |
| ||Music as Geometry
Some ideas from Geometry exercises with 6th - 8th Grade students Some ideas from Gyorgy Doczi
Also check out my Geometer's Notebook
| ||Rudolph Steiner indicates that when you start to teach Physics (Grade VI) you need to start with Music ("Acoustics"), as this is how the Universe was created!
| ||Notes from a course in Formal Logic|
First of a series of composers' dice.
This one was a lot of work!
| ||A game for teaching logic!
| ||An interesting variation on Montessori's "Trinomial Square"?
Links to: Gallery Blog Downloads available here!
| ||I would like to get the pieces made as ceramic tiles - infinite variations over any size surface!
| ||Here are some ideas for games you can play with your Holiday Card - just In case you have any idle moments!
Download my Holiday Card here!
| ||Primary : Secondary : Tertiary A second series of Beach Britches that really allowed me to "Play with Color"!
| ||I Ching paintings in arrangement|
| ||No matter where you are starting from, three simple choices are enough to get you anywhere else. . The I-Ching presents logical permutation pictures of the flow of movement through a sequence of successive binary choices.
| ||Derwent "Inktense" solid ink pencils.
Brought these for geometry mostly.
Very nice so far!|
| ||Budgerigar Colorways
Inspired by Spangles!
n.b. As there are no green feathers on a budgie - neither is there green paint in these paintings!|
| ||I gots me some paints with my "retirement money"! (I'm twice the age I was when I last had some gouache!)
Here's some first steps towards building a vocabulary - starting with two and three color paintings (with black and white)
BlogNew Squares On The Block!Using Triangles to construct Squares gives an extra layer of possibilities
(before resorting to addition and subtraction = Sulbasutrum 50 & 51).
Miscellaneous Geometrical Explorations
Secrets of the Pyramids!
Two versions of constructing a pyramid inside a cube.
Work in progress!
Obsolete Squares Retirement Home
I really like this "Irrational Building Blocks" project, but as I progress I increase my vocabulary and technique to the extent that first (and subsequent) drafts need updating. As each of these includes a thought process and may even offer a "path not taken" I wanted to offer them a retirement space rather than simply consign them to oblivion!
Golden Sections & Square Roots
Exploring the construction of squares whose roots are not whole numbers.