MT: mixed media: hand-colored print on paper, glazed within wooden frame (29x21 / F:43x35x2)
TX: printed at lower left of picture in German <Petersburg - Leonhard Euler / 1707-1718 / nach Plato [encircled] Wasser>, at lower left <Der Ikosaeder / Bei jedem / konoexen Polyeder / ist die Summe der anzahl der Flächen und Echsen um 2 großer als die der Kanten>, signed with ballpoint pen at lower right <Eva Ohlow 08>
CM: Eva Ohlow's series of Architectural and Mathematical Drawings were part of an installation entitled Die Definition des Unendlichen (The Linkage of Parallel Worlds) exhibited in Motherboard: Reincarnation of a Computer Board at the Fraunhofer-Institute, Dartmstad, and DASA-Galerie, Dortmund. The drawings were made as a homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria, which was a center of learning at the time, and they are dedicated to Ptolemy and Eycleid. These drawings are like pages from codexes in the Library as they emerged in the desert. Ohlow's Mathematical Drawing #20 represents the 'Icosahedron', which for Plato is symbolic of water.