When you make a ternary plot you have to make two decisions: how do you represent the three states and how do you deal with the consecutive trits. The starting point are the “balanced ternary numbers”  so I have to give to give the “T” (-1) and the “1” (1) a sort of contrast and the “0” (0) a middle position. I mad the decision to make ellipses. A flat, “landscape” ellipse for the “T”, a high, “portrait” ellipse for the “0”. For the consecutive trits I choose to plot ellipses that increase in size (the same way as I did with the binary plots).

#### 4 trits circles and ellipses, white on black, in sequence (nr. 14-01)

• 4 trits so 34 = 81 elements (9×9)
• Plotted on Fabriano BLACK BLACK paper, 300g  A4.
• Silver gel pen (Mitsubishi Uni-bal)
• In sequence from top left to bottom right.
• Size: 15×15 cm

Detail

#### 4 trits circles and ellipses, silver on black, shuffled (nr. 14-02)

• 4 trits so 34 = 81 elements (9×9)
• Plotted on Fabriano BLACK BLACK paper, 300g  A4.
• Silver gel pen (Mitsubishi Uni-bal)
• Shuffled, all elements are unique
• Size: 15×15 cm

Detail

#### 6 trits circles and ellipses, black on white, in sequence (nr. 14-03)

• 6 trits so 36 = 729 elements (27×27)
• Plotted on CANSON® XL® Bristol Bristolpaper A4.
• Black, pigmented fine liner
• In sequence, from top left to bottom right
• Size: 18×18 cm

Detail  (middle)

#### 6 trits circles and ellipses, black on white, shuffled (nr. 14-04)

• 6 trits so 36 = 729 elements (27×27)
• Plotted on CANSON® XL® Bristol Bristolpaper A4.
• Black, pigmented fine liner
• Shuffled, all elements are unique
• Size: 18×18 cm

Detail