Patterns of organisation in constructed art
This research investigates processes of invention within a Constructed
Art context at both practical and theoretical levels.
It examines the potential in patterns of organization generated by an
appraisal and re-evaluation of certain mathematical systems. These are
realized through new series of drawings and sculpture/constructions.
Connections are made historically with geometric design of Roman
tessellated pavements, through comparative analytical drawing and three
dimensional design-construction. Papers discussing sources, methods
and principles of design have been read and subsequently published.
The research considers various aspects of organization through Order,
and Symmetry and Asymmetry which are essential to the growth and
development of a constructed art. Their correct balance is deterndned
as far as possible by objective criteria and decision.
The Grid is used as a conceptual framework, as a device within which
practical developmental phases occur, and as the final appearance of
the work itself. The Grid is a reference to which other structures refer
with varying degrees of mental, physical and visual emphasis.
Different processes of re-arrangement have been invented whereby
multiple magic squares are formed; a study of pendulum permutations and
similar, invented permutations have been carried out through drawings
and sculpture/constructions. A number of these works have been exhibited.
Specially designed methods for investigating and presenting systems,
permutations and progressions facilitate visual cross-reference and
information recognition. Works are made in coaparative series for this
purpose, to monitor changes, to check for errors and repetitions and
to register similarities and differences.
Drawings and sculpture/constructions are then made as particular ways
of summarizing significant patterns of organization.