It’s been a long week, and if you’re like me your plans for the weekend involve a huge bag of oranges, three layers of “blogging slacks,” and the complete annihilation of ego and transcendence into pure metaphysical infinity. If you’re not quite sold on how to go about that last bit, I’ll excitedly point you toward Hexeosis.
The pet project of a Santa Monica-based designer/director/animator/editor, Hexeosis is one of the most beautifully obsessive and hypnotic projects on Tumblr. Its premise is accessibly simple: hexagon-based GIF animations that attempt to evoke the inherent infinity of geometric self-replication.
The title “Hexeosis” is, as you may have guessed, a portmanteau of “hexagon” and “apotheosis,” codifying the notion that each animation is a sincere but playful elevation of its core form to a kind of divinity. As its creator states, Hexeosis is an attempt to “visually represent infinity,” a grandiose task it manages to make surprisingly engaging and unpretentious.
The results are not only stunning and endlessly fascinating, but impressively diverse despite their foundational sameness. It’s a kind of devotional art that directs its transcendentally-minded energy toward a very pure kind of expression, in the universally inclusive languages of mathematics and color.
Be sure to check out the Hexeosis store too.
The wonderful and sad part is that these can entertain me for hours.