The AMAZING Chrysanthos color wheel!
This is the most amazing color wheel anyone will ever encounter!
The concept was to develop a color theory project for students that was interdisciplinary, however what evolved was substantially more….
The traditional color wheel was geometrically redesigned to resemble an iris with the edges of the twelve wedges arched and the centre of the wheel removed. The full color embodiment of these twelve identical shapes attracted the curiosity of a boy who played and started creating unusual objects.
This action lead to a sequence of events that revealed the incredible “hidden” power of the color wheel and the unusual curved wedged shape eventually dubbed a Trigeod™.
One Shape, Many Minds, Infinite Possibilities.
The beautiful appearance of the Chrysanthos color wheel consisting of twelve Trigeod shapes does not readily yield its secrets. This requires imagination!
In exploring this most unusual shape; the Trigeod, it has been discovered that twelve Trigeod shapes of a color wheel can be used to create the most realistic biomorphic characters or be a challenging puzzle and by combining more than one wheel, the most striking quasi-tessellations and more can be created…… all from one unusual shape!
The apparent infinite possibilities with the one shape are only limited by people’s imagination.
The nature of the Trigeod.
Creativity is being able to use chaotic elements and express them in a uniquely comprehensible and ordered way based on ones personal feelings and experiences. The Trigeod is an element that promotes this expression in a natural unhindered fashion (opened ended play).
The importance of this process in an individual’s creative and emotional development cannot be underestimated, particularly in children.
The Trigeod, has the uncanny ability to open a persons mind to new ways of thinking and dealing with problems to achieve an outcome that one imagines.
The satisfaction that one derives by playing with the Chrysanthos color wheel made of 12 Trigeod shapes is visible on a person’s face when they finally succeed in creating what they imagined…. They have hit the sweet spot!