having spent the best part of this year playing with my site, making icons, background patterns, t-shirt designs and the like, i’m increasing feeling like getting back to producing some more serious work. serious within the context of making art that is.
the ‘space balls work’ despite the dumb name was the start of this, but this primarily geometric exploration deals with only one aspect of the new artistic concepts i am now developing on a daily basis. i am increasing looking to patterns within mathematical language to find the starting point for new art ideas. i studied mathematics at A-level at school, but never really got into it. it was a shame we were never given an general overview of the how mathematics as a language evolved over the ages and how it can be used to describe, understand and think about reality. its funny that for many years i have used geometry and algebra without really understanding the difference between the two.
for shear pleasure i am educating myself about the history of mathematics and it is providing a huge inspiration and resource for new work. the sculptural form above is in a very rudimentary stage but i think the essential elements are already all in place. it is an example of the kind of thing that is starting to grow out of my new interest in the dynamics of mathematics. maybe i’ll explain what the hell this all means to me another day.