Trygve Wastvedt

Art Apprentice at St. Olaf College
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
I am both a mathematician and an artist. My mathematical mind shows through in my art, where my work is driven by algorithms and equations. I tend toward sculptural work which visualizes mathematical concepts. My purpose is both to explain these concepts and to show the inherent beauty in mathematics
iteration
18" x 18" x 8"
Bronze, plaster, wax, concrete
2010
"iteration" is a series of identical humanoid figures cast in bronze, plaster, wax, and concrete. The form is a near honeycomb so that the individual pieces stack together to fill space. Though geometric, the form still evokes human emotions which allows the sculpture to ask social and relational questions.