Christmas Icosahedrons

Just in time for New Year’s, here’s my Christmas blog post.

Nowadays, Eve & I send a Holiday Letter with a summary of the years’ events to the dwindling number of our friends who aren’t already well aware of our doings through Facebook, but in years past we used to send cards I illustrated, often featuring our cat Sophia. Twice, I got more ambitious and created 360 panoramas in icosahedral perspective on cards which were meant to fold up into Christmas ornaments.

The first, from 1993, depicts our loft on 27th st. in New York:

David Chelsea is reading:
Austerity Britain 1945-1951 (Tales of a New Jerusalem 1)
by David Kynaston

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Icosahedral Perspective: Anny’s House

Here is an example of the kind of 360ยบ perspective I was doing just before I began drawing and painting on spheres. This drawing of my sister Anny’s living room is from 1994.

David Chelsea is reading:
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
by Richard Fortey

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