Geometric Application VIII
2015, Steel, 72 x 78 x 8 in
In the series "Geometric Applications", steel lattices trace the distorted geometries created by projecting perfect quasicrystalline patterns onto the objects of everyday life. A pattern found in both the mystic ornament of Medieval Islam and the molecular structures of modern physics, the tiling represents the notion of an underlying order, be it spiritual or scientific, rendered illegible by the disorder of modern life.
As the metal lattice stretches forward into space, shadows fall on the wall behind, tangling with the form itself so that object and space, light and shadow operate as one.