Reed Fagan

New Paltz, NY
In a world increasingly overcome by analytics and abstractions, it is becoming increasingly difficult to grasp some of the new problems discovered in mathematics and science. Humans have an innate desire to learn and categorize phenomena, and every year cutting edge science and math is discovering hidden gems in the multiverse, quantum, and theoretical realms. Although these discoveries are monumental, they are increasingly abstract and distant. One of the byproducts of these discoveries is a beautiful form language lost in the dense notes of these academic papers discussing the relevance and importance of these findings. I look to use the medium of craft as a bridge between the abstract realm to the physical realm.
Hilbert Space 1
18 x 18 cm
Digital Print
2016
This work is a photograph of a three dimensional installation inspired by the Hilbert Curve algorithm. The installation consists of tiles laser cut with different ordered Hilbert curves. With some artistic license, the curves are then manipulated to create pattern, structure and space. The goal of the installation was to create a window into the visual potential and beauty of something as simple as the Hilbert curve, while also breaking the order of this precise algorithm. Through the disruption of the line a truly unique space occurs physically which is then documented for the viewer's pleasure.
Hilbert Space 2
13 x 13 cm
Digital Print
2016