Susan Happersett

Artist
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New Jersey
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. Through the years my drawing has become a type of meditation.
Fibonacci Tree Horizontal 21
45 x 60 x 2 cm
Ink on paper
2014
This hand drawing is part of my series i call "Math without Measure", where the theme is counting. I begin with one line and have two branches come off of it. Then 3 off of each those, then 5, etc, following the Fibonacci Sequence through 21. There are 65,520 of the smallest branches.
Fibonacci Tree Vertical 34
60 x 45 x 2 cm
Ink on paper
2014
This hand drawing is part of my series i call "Math without Measure", where the theme is counting. I begin with eight branches, and have 13 branches come off of it. Then 21 off of each those, following the Fibonacci Sequence through 34. There are 74,256 of the smallest branches.