INTEREST in PATTERNS
"We live in a world of patterns."
My creative work is inspired by my observation and analysis of patterns in natural forms. Geometry is the vocabulary of nature. It is a clear and universal language of communication. It reveals the seen and hidden patterns from the naked eye. Patterns are complex observable systems that have a mathematical formal order. My interest is to bridge the disciplines between mathematics and art and to metaphorically represent the concepts to create art. We relate to math/art
on an intellectual and emotional level. It stretches our knowledge and challenges our pre-conceived concepts of paradigms.
It allows us to communicate on a non-verbal level.
My story began decades ago. It is a about my passion to understand structures and patterns found in the seen and invisible world. As a young child I loved nature. I began to draw forms in nature, although at that young age I did not understand their structure and patterns. Later, I began to analize the natural forms that I had drawn and studied the mathematical formal order and concepts. The insights I have gained underlie the conceptual framework for the body of my creative work.
They are patterns, structures and relationships. These connections can been seen in my paintings, sculptures and drawings and publications.
APPLICATIONS of PATTERNS
Pattern recognition is a visualization tool to classify common themes. It has wide application in many fields. The analysis of patterns is used in diagnostic tissue imaging; in innovative science and biopharmaceutical research; in cell pathology; forensic investigation; in architectural design; fractal patterns are used in financial markets; in machine learning as the algorithms store data, to produce precise models based on the pattern input for future learning and applications.
I have experienced many adventures doing research in foreign countries: learned about Dot paintings and their significance
from the Aboriginal people in Australia; trained at the Vatican's private mosaic department where priests were busily engaged in producing magnificent mosaics in a technique unique to the Vatican; trained at mosaic studios in Italy; became totally immersed in creating my own mosaic art; the long drive from Istanbul to Ankara and Cappadocia enabled me to view breathtaking ancient mosaics and architecture; some were inlay of glazed ceramics others were Seljuk patterns carved in stucco. On my way from Istanbul to Bulgaria, I learn about ancient geometric patterns and their significance in mosques.
Yes, my journeys were scholarly adventures...I traveled alone on an unchartered path.
Geometry: Is a clear and universal language. It is the vocabulary of nature. It reveals the seen and hidden patterns in our
universe. Geometry with color defines the pictorial space.
Patterns: are complex observable systems that have a mathematical formal order that may be visible or hidden from the naked eye.
Color: is an important component of my work. Color perception is a series of wavelengths of light that our brain processes.
We experience different wavelengths as different colors.
Line: is a progression of points moving in space over time. Markings of line represent transition and change as an expression of nature and the universe.
Space: our understanding of space is a perceptual and intellectual knowledge. It is observable in the structure of nature,
and of planets and the arrangement of the spiral galaxy. In curved hyperbolic space, which is non-Euclidean, is the concept
of space/time. It is the Fourth-dimension which is three dimensional space plus time.
Time: is represented as the concept of infinity. It describes something that is unlimited and can never be reached.