This series of prints relates to Plato’s theory of Forms, which argues that non-physical forms represent the most accurate reality. Plato finds evidence of his theory by stating that a perfect circle only exists by reason. Everyone knows what a perfect circle is, but no one has ever seen or created it—not even a computer.
Polygon prints are created with the first computer-driven printer, which can only draw straight lines: a pen plotter. The series of prints shows polygons with an increasing number of sides, starting with a triangle and ending with a polygon with a (seemingly) infinite number of sides: a circle. The printer uses a black marker to draw the lines, and as a result the prints combine the perfection of a digital print with the sensitivity of a hand made drawing.

Year: 2015
Prints: Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Decagon, Icosagon, Circle.
dimensions: 60cm x 70cm;
Technique: pen plot print
Materials: ink on paper
Edition: limited edition of 10
Exhibited: Object Rotterdam, NL (2015);   Maand van de grafiek, TU/e, Eindhoven NL (2017);   Grafik Borse, Borken, DE (2019)
Publications: The Circle Booklet, Dutch Invertuals, NL (2019)
Credits: Polygon is created with support by Creative Industries Fund NL.