Friday, September 18, 2009

THIS IS MY WORK AS OF 18 september

Art is often associated with design and color, figures and emotions, or landscapes and seascapes. Sometimes it is associated with science, i.e. technical drawings, but it is rarely, other than simple graphs, associated with mathematics.

Since I have a great interest in numbers and how they work in this world, my art has always been influenced by mathematics. Whether it was on a conscious or a sub-conscious level I will never know, but lately it has been on a conscious level. Therefore my art has always focused on being very logical and aesthetically pleasing, verses being emotional and beautiful. For example, one of my pieces is constructed of three circles- one whole, one cut in half, one cut in half, then fourths, eighths, sixteenths, thirty-secondths… and so on. This piece was based on the equation Σ (πr2)/2n. Most people would not understand what this means, let alone think it is beautiful, so what I try to do is express, in my art, the beauty of mathematics. By applying art to mathematics, I show how wonderful math really is.

This is no simple task. It requires intellect, the understanding of design, the understanding of construction, and a love for numbers. The first step in my design process is knowing that math is so much more than linear. In math there are parabolas, trigonometric functions, derivatives, anti-derivatives; the list goes on and on. The one thing these all have in common is that they are full of curves and unexpected beauty. I feel the need to translate the beauty of mathematics through my understanding of design principles. I interpret these mathematical functions into exquisite sculptures that communicate why math is art and why they belong together.

Paper and Wood
Springs and Spirals #2
Σ (πr2)/2n
Digression of line
Digression of Line
Digression of Circumference
Del Sol


Buffalo Wing