Title

Convergence

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Creation Date

2018

Description

Materials: Wood

Dimensions: 3.5 X 1.5 X 1.5 feet

Project Advisor: Rob Neilson

Year of Graduation: 2018

Medium

Sculpture

Artist Statement

Math is more than formulas and equations, it's logic and beauty that is can be seen in the simplest of things: the formation of petals on a flower, the path in which glass shatters, the dispersion of a splash. Math is everywhere if you only take time to notice it. This body of work looks at the mathematical principles that occur in everyday life, and turns them into an obvious beauty in artwork. I take complex proofs that are used in many forms of mathematics, manipulating them into art, making them accessible to everyone. As the mathematician G.H. Hardy famously said “there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.” In a quest to prove theorems, mathematicians are guided by aesthetics as much as intellectual curiosity. As an artist I am similarly driven by creativity expression and aesthetics. Focusing on creating new objects from nothing, the same way a mathematician creates a logical framework for a proof or problem. My art is an avenue to show that the art world and the math world are the same: complex and beautiful. These complex principles create a gateway into more complex mathematics yet can be shown in such beautiful ways. Math should be understandable to everyone; this body of work looks on how to make that happen.

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