My story began decades ago. From early childhood on, my parents instilled in me a love for science and mathematics, music and art. It developed into a passion to understand structures and patterns in the seen and invisible world. My creative works bear a relation to the natural world and the mathematical patterns and structures found in natural forms. The insights I have gained underlie the framework for the body of my work.
Look , listen… nature is a polyphonic symphony of rhythms , patterns , color and sounds. My educational background has provided me with a creative dialogue that focuses on the interconnectedness between mathematics, science
My artwork is interdisciplinary, inspired by mathematical concepts about nature and the universe. The art engages the viewer in a thought-provoking experience. The images can be understood from many different educational and life experiences. We live in a world of patterns. Our universe consists of pattens. Patterns interpret the universe. They repeat or change over time. My artworks are numerical simulation of the patterns in our universe that I have observed and studied.
Nature reveals the seen and hidden patterns in our universe. Patterns are complex observable systems that have a mathematical formal order. Mathematics and art are different non-verbal languages. My works show their connections. They metaphorically bridge the disciplines. The paintings are geometric tiling patterns that are inspired by natural forms. 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.
The mosaic sculptures are 3D, geometric tiling patterns in a negative curvature of space. They are metaphorically in a hyperbolic space which is a concept of space/time. Time It is a concept of space that has three dimensions plus the element of time. Time is the process of cutting each tesserae/tile and creating a shape. The concept of infinity is at the circumference of the sculptures. Infinity is unlimited and can never be reached.
The drawings show fractal patterns and self-similarity. The same shape is repeated on different scales. The drawings are composed of hand dotted ink marks that create a visual 3D form. 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.
I have experienced many adventures doing research in foreign countries: learned about Dot paintings and their significance from the Aboriginal people in Australia; researched various painting techniques used in Renaissance art in Italy; 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 uncharted path.