These drawings envision spaces beyond three dimensions. By using analogies of what three dimensional space would look like to a two-dimensional being, certain 19th century mathematicians could visualize forms existing in dimension beyond our own. I've applied qualities to my drawings that the mathematical scholars attributed to our sense of the fourth dimension.
The small gouache works are sequenced, like mathematical equations. Folding, collapsing, shifting—the space moves in impossible ways. I build the pictures by accumulating many small stripes, which simultaneously create and demolish form. Motion is created both visually, through line and stripe, and physically through the vibration of surprising color combinations. The tension between color and strident black and white sections also helps with the analogy of another dimension.
Work on paper has an experimental aspect which is harmonious with my endeavor. It references a history of plans and drafts, as well as the drawings of art history. This work is made in honor of Alicia Boole Stott (1860-1940), mathematician and visionary. If you are interested in learning more on the topic, I recommend reading The Fourth Dimension by Rudy Rucker.