Mickey Shaw-Hubbard

Artist
Freelance
Everett, Washington
My inspirations are drawn from nature, mathematics and science. These inspirations are combined with my own experiences and emotions, creating a union between what is seen, what is known and what is felt internally. As an artist, my goal is to create for the viewer, visually, the concept that art, mathematics and science display a fundamental connection conveying the idea that all three encompass more than what can just be seen. I believe that art is an intrinsic aspect of all visual experiences and mathematics can provide a basis for understanding and recreating those same experiences.
A Steady Rhythm
11" x 8.5"
Pen and Ink Drawing
2010
Spirals are curves emanating from central points, progressively growing further away as they revolve around the point. This drawing is a unique, one of a kind rendition of spirals created in reverse direction from outer edges into a central point. Some variations resembling Sinusoidal, Archimedean and Hyperbolic spirals are created. The drawings are created on a drawing board suspended from a pole with an attached arm holding a pen. The board is set in motion by hand. Drawings are manipulated by changing the motion of the drawing board. This particular drawing was the result of creating then stopping the motion, moving the paper's position and then restarting the motion. As the artist, I decide when the final stop of motion is made. The spiral drawing conveys a two-dimensional visualization and exploration of the connections between art, mathematics, and science combining drawing, spiral and pendulum theories.
Spiraling Spheres of Light
10" x 8"
Computer alteration of an Original Pen and Ink Drawing
2013
This picture was created from one of my spiral drawings. Spirals are curves emanating from central points, progressively growing further away as they revolve around the point. These spirals are unique, as they are a one of a kind rendition of spirals created in reverse direction from outer edges into a central point. The original drawing was created on a drawing board suspended from a pole with an attached arm holding a pen. The board was set in motion by hand. The drawing was manipulated by changing the motion of the drawing board. This particular rendition of the drawing was the result of taking my exploration of spirals as art to the next level; creating a spiral picture through computer manipulation of the original drawing. This spiral picture conveys a two-dimensional visualization and exploration of the connections between art, mathematics, and science combining drawing, computer, spiral and pendulum theories.