Brilliant Geometric sculptures from George Hart
Who says there is no mathematics in creativity and art. Deep down in the world of design, its all about equations, curves, polygons and everything nice. We have seen such marvelous display of geometric brilliance in the snow crystals. That of course, occurring naturally; but are “we” adept enough to recreate such mathematical masterpieces? Ace sculptor, George Hart shows us “Yes, We Can”.
As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, Hart’s work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic. He uses a variety of media, including paper, wood, plastic, metal, and assemblages of common household objects.
Classical forms are pushed in new directions, so viewers can take pleasure in their Platonic beauty yet recognize how they are updated for our complex high-tech times. He shares with many artists the idea that a pure form is a worthy object, and select for each piece the materials that best carry that form. In one series of pieces, familiar objects are arranged in engaging configurations, displaying an essential tension between mundane individual components and the strikingly original totality.
Because his works invite contemplation, slowly revealing their content, some viewers see them as meditation objects. A lively dancing energy moves within each piece and flows out to the viewer. The integral wholeness of each self-contained sculpture presents a crystalline purity, a conundrum of complexity, and a stark simplicity.
Here are a few of his recent works. Those individual parts(inset) have also been shown. (click on the image for a higher resolution) . You can visit his site for a mathematical description of how these are made. Its very amusing.
To see more of his amazing works, Please visit the official site here : George Hart