Susan Happersett

Artist
Jersey City, NJ
My fascination with mathematics and my love of visual arts has led me on a journey to build a link between mathematics and drawing. It has become my mission to express the intrinsic aesthetic value of Mathematics in a purely visual language. I use a number of graphing and geometric plotting techniques to examine the aesthetic characteristics of functions, sequences and series in a visual language. My drawings are an intense accumulation of lines and mark making resulting from my predisposition to counting. These drawings have an inherent repetitiveness similar to knitting, weaving and lace making. Through the years my drawing has become a type of meditation.
Fibonacci Circle Curve Interior
18" x 24" (framed)
Ink on paper
2013
My new series of drawings investigates the visual qualities of intersecting circles whose area measurements are in proportions related to the Fibonacci Sequence. This experiment is a different way to look at the ratios of consecutive Fibonacci numbers. "Fibonacci Circle Curve Interior" explores the negative space created by the intersecting arcs.
Fibonacci Circle Curve Red
18" x 24" (framed)
Ink on paper
2013
My new series of drawings investigates the visual qualities of intersecting circles whose area measurements are in proportions related to the Fibonacci Sequence. This experiment is a different way to look at the ratios of consecutive Fibonacci numbers. "Fibonacci Circle Curve Red" was created by rotating a series of Fibonacci Circles using the Golden Angle.