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Beyond the standard rectangle, hexagonal canvases offer an interesting format for paintings. The edges of the canvas that frame the painting become and integral and participating aspect of the image itself.
The Hexagon is a rather unique geometric structure. With 30 and 60 degree angles, it has a close relationship to the equilateral triangle. In fact, it is made up of 6 of them.
Here are some interesting hexagonal fun facts: If you were to place a coin on a table or desk and surrounded it with 6 more coins, each touching the first coin, you would have a hexagonal structure, similar to the honeycombs that honeybees construct. The number of coins used to make this pattern is 7.
Now if you were to add another 12 coins, placing each along the edge of the first structure, all the way around, you would now have 19 coins total. The rather interesting thing about this is that you have the series of numbers, from the single central structure to the last; 1, 7, 12 and 19.
What's so interesting about that? Well, each of these numbers have Biblical connotations. There are so many examples - there is but 1 God, 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine, 12 moons (months) in a year, the 19-year time cycle.
As you can see from our online offering, hexagons do not need to be only regular hexagons with equal-length sides all around.
Over the typical rectangular canvas, stretched hexagons provide further possibilities for your artistic imaginations.