Examples of Symmetry: Artist Conan Chadbourne

I happened to go to an art opening on Friday night and this man’s work fit right in with our discussion on symmetry, so I thought I would share it via the Q&A section.

These are examples of his work, which is designed (by him) on the computer and then digitally printed, along with his Artist’s Statement.

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Artist Statement

My work is  motivated by a fascination with the occurrence of mathematical and scientific imagery in traditional art forms, and the frequently mystical or cosmological significance that can be attributed to such imagery. Mathematical themes both subtle and overt appear in a wide range of traditional art from Medieval illuminated manuscripts to Buddhist mandalas, intricate Islamic architecture and the patterns in African textiles. Often this imagery is deeply connected with how these cultures interpret and relate to the cosmos.

I am especially  interested in symmetry as a mechanism for finding order in the Universe, from its intuitive appearance in ancient cosmological diagrams to its important role in modern theoretical physics, and my recent works explore various forms of symmetry.

Anyone who wants to read more about his work can visit his website. http://www.conanchadbourne.com/