By Tiago Hands: https://www.instagram.com/tiago_hands
Well, here I am inspired to write out another article for read.cash just before I go out. The feedback I've received from other writers has been mind blowing. I've felt really welcome. So, thank you to all - for your messages and motivation.
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At first sight, there seems to be no connection. You look at the Penrose Triangle and all you see is a clever optical illusion - but I can assure you, there is more than meets the eye.
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It turns out that the Penrose Triangle is an isometric object. Now what do I mean by isometric? Well, an isometric grid - the grid used in schools to plot 3D coordinates and to draw funky looking 3D cubes is made up of equilateral triangles. The same equilateral triangles can be used to create a Penrose Triangle, therefore a Penrose Triangle is isometric. An isometric grid is simply a field made up of equilateral triangles - and an isometric object is something that can be constructed on an isometric grid - made up of those same equilateral triangles.
Let me show you what I mean. Firstly, here is a video which shows an isometric grid emerging out of the flower of life:
Here is a close up of an isometric grid that was made on a sheet of paper using a pair of compasses, pencil and ruler. You can see the flower of life behind the equilateral triangles if you pay close attention:
From the same isometric grid, the Penrose Triangle can be manifested:
So, as you can see - there is a connection between the flower of life and the Penrose Triangle. Behind these beautiful optical illusions lie these amazing isometric grids which emerge out of the flower of life.
Who would have guessed it? Well, I'm sure there are some braniacs out there who probably figured it out quite quickly, but it took me many years to discover the connection. I had seen the Penrose Triangle everywhere from a very young age up until adulthood - but only in 2015 did I notice this hidden link.
If you are surprised as well, leave your comments below. If you know a friend that might like this post, please share it. Also, if you'd like to create your own Penrose Triangle using an isometric grid, visit this link: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/digital-art-how-to-create-your-first-penrose-triangle-4a470033
See you all again soon and I hope this article has been enlightening!