This video provides a brief and whimsical tour through Frank’s 2003 Gallery opening with the Delaine Easten Gallery at the Healsburg High School Campus, called Metamorphosis, Polarity, Enhancement.
People have been studying Platonic forms for 5000 years, including Pythagorus, Plato, Da Vinci, Kepler, and many others even into the present day, both mathematically and through artistic means. Yet in all these years the chestahedron was never found. Why?
This slideshow provides a look at Frank Chester’s work in a purely audio-visual format, with no explanatory text. This can be a good introduction to his work, as it allows one to enter into it artistically rather than conceptually.
This animation visualizes how the chestahedron comes into being when a tetrahedron is “opened up” like a flower. As the tetrahedron opens, it becomes the chestahedron, finally becoming a stellated octahedron.
The following video, broken into four parts and taken with the support of The NetworkM, provide a summary Frank’s geometrical work and the alchemical process by which he develops the forms.