Wednesday, 22 June 2016


I carved this pattern repeatedly on relief carvings, twenty years ago. I was interested in how the flow, running anti-clockwise, can swirl up to a point or down to a pit. I enjoy the moments of calm where the currents travel neither one way or the other. Although 'Lynaeus' has a mathematical feel I simply drew circles on the sphere getting the highs and lows to alternate as best I could. There was no clever algorithm employed. Perhaps the repetition of a simple instruction creates a sense of mathematical order. I like to feel that it is more like the order seen in the branches of a tree.

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