The Vitruvian Code

Robert Homrich's avatar Robert Homrich

Like something from a Dan Brown novel, The Vitruvian Code is a true riddle wrapped in an enigma. It is all about geometry, dimensions, perfect proportions, and is centered around the mathematical enigma of "squaring the circle." The Vitruvian Code harmoniously joins three classic, real-world, examples of perfect proportions into one startling encoded image that tells an incredible story when properly decoded. At the root of the code lies a 10' x 10' hand-drawn, highly detailed, scaled map of Washington, D.C., featuring many of the city's monuments, buildings, and landmarks. The second layer encodes the perfect proportions of Da Vinci's, "Vitruvian Man," in full human scale, standing exactly 5' 10" tall, and some interesting alignments begin to occur. Finally, the code is completed with the third layer of perfect proportions, The Great Pyramid of Giza, and some even more interesting alignments occur, revealing one of the greatest stories, never told.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: paper thin
  • Medium: Ink on paper
  • Width: 10 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 10 feet