'Prime example'. Concrete & white marbles arranged in Ulams spiral. 74 x 74cm, 5cm deep.
I liked the idea of taking a mathematical concept, something purely abstract, and embedding it in stone, something purely physical. Both have their own strength, the immutable truths of the laws of mathematics and the physical strength of the stone so that the piece sits somewhere between the world of aesthetics & material and that of pure theory & ideas.
Spiralling out from the centre, the white marbles represent the occurrence of prime numbers, a pattern known as an Ulam Spiral. As the spiral grows notice how patterns and structures are suggested and yet never quite solidify. Despite these glimpses of order mathematicians continue to be fascinated by primes. Though their concept is "Set In Stone" there is no known formula for predicting where the prime numbers will be found.
Please get in touch for availability and price | Edition of 1 | 74 x 74cm, 5cm deep
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