Proportion Constants, those magic numbers, indeterminate and infinite decimals, that, however define something as rational as all geometry elemental, and simultaneously, canon are also something as vague as spiritual and Beauty. This duality reason-impossible spirit of writing numbers, appears to contain some of that divine essence that draws the world.
The Alhama Mosque of Cordoba, It is also subject to a “Golden Rule”. The mystique of numbers in Islam, through eight gives the greater proximity of the divine. Represents the throne of Allah is the supreme subject of eight angels. It is the “theater” of Islam and like the cross draw plants Christian churches.
The Cordovan architect Rafael de la Hoz Arderius study is the first to cross the Constant Proportion architecture in Cordoba. Search the relationship and influence of Euclid's Elements and its size is in. But history is always multifaceted and many influences on the ideas. Thus it happens that before translation of Euclid in Cordoba, comes through Oriental captives of the Battle of Samarkand (750), the papermaking techniques and with it, an oriental ritual become popular entertainment. El Origami (papiroflexia) became popular in the Arab population of the eighth century and builders find it is this technique many applications to the construction, as Origami folds allow obtaining more regular polygons without tool that a square of paper and hands. Euclid is naturally intuitive content of this simple paper folds.
The work is a graphic reflection tries to enroll in a grid of octagons the plant and the different stages of construction of the temple. This gives the curious result that the two essential parts of the mosque; Mihrab as representing the god, and minaret as representing the voice of the man, are enrolled in one of the two bases * traditional origami: The Base Pez.
(*) Base is called the first folds are made on the square paper to construct any figure. There are two fundamental bases: The base comet, for building odd sided polygons, Fish and Base pairs with which polygons are obtained between leaving the octagon easily.
The Cordovan Proportion
Author: Luis Calvo
Dimensions: 260 x 200 cm
Support: Digital printing on cotton fabric on racks (5 modules)
Technique: Vector drawing
Exposure “The Sixth Eye” can be visited from today in Góngora Cordoba House (c / head)