Graphics of The Illustrated Bill of Rights in Motion!
The Illustrated Bill of Rights by Philip Bell
A series of posters and motion video installation illustrating the Bill of Rights in graphic radial patterns compased of pictograms pertaining to each of the ten rights that compose the Bill of Rights.
Awarded “Best in Show” for graphic design at the MCA ‘09 commencement show!
16 is another work by Suman Vaze
The sum of the perpendicular distances from any point within an equilateral triangle to the sides of the triangle is fixed. To depict this, I have divided the big triangle into several smaller equilateral triangles. In this triangle, the sum of the perpendicular distances is 16, hence the title.
Burning Banks by Suman Vaze
Place a point on a sheet of paper and fold the edges of the paper so that the edges touch the point and are parallel to the original edge. The folds make a shape similar to the original but a quarter of the original area. If the sheet is now folded so that the vertices touch the point, the slant fold lines pass through the points of intersection of the edge folds. These fold lines are reminiscent of the iconic HSBC and Bank of China buildings in Hong Kong. The green construction shrouds stifle many banking institutions today.
Suman Vaze, Teacher of Mathematics, King George V School, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong
“I seek to depict interesting mathematical truths, curiosities and puzzles in simple, visually descriptive ways. Mathematical amusements inspire the color and form in my paintings, and I try to strike a balance between the simplicity of the concepts and their depiction in art. The logic and balance of the discipline is beautiful, and I like art that both stills and stimulates the mind – these are the qualities I strive to capture in my work. I find that the current affairs of the world also influence my paintings which sometimes have both a mathematical and a social perspective.”
Iterated Folding of Square Twist by Philip Van Loocke
The square twist is performed on a square, after which a blintzing is applied. This process is iterated many times. Each point on the initial square leads to a series of points, which is transformed into color values with a technique based on reference points.
Prof. Philip Van Loocke, Liaison officer art/science, University of Ghent
“I create art based on mathematical models. The art in turn defines mathematical problems.For instance, when trying to identify or classify fold-transformations which create fractals of the type illustrated, many open problems are encountered.”
Autotroph Series by Paul Prudence
An Autotroph (from the Greek autos = self and trophe = nutrition, is an organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules using energy from light or inorganic chemical reactions. Constructed using simulated video feedback in VVVV a range of mathamatical morphological figures, architectural archetypes and hyperbolic geometries have been arrived at. They are ordered in sequence to accentuate their biological development from one form to the next. We find properties of platonic proportion, recursive geometries, strict symmetry and decorative forms consistent with those cultures using mathematical rule sets in the creation of their artefacts.
Talysis II b by Paul Prudence
Talysis II (real-time software) is constructed with a circuit of video renderers, each passing its output to the next renderer to produce a closed visual information loop - a software simulation of analogue video feedback. Visual feedback loops are recursive function simulators. Symmetrical geometric patterns are generated as a single unit (white square) is transformed a little in shape, position, orientation and hue while it’s conveyed around the circuit. The resultant art work shows properties of symmetry, unitary modulation and hyperbolic geometry.