David Reimann

Professor
Albion College
Albion, Michigan, USA
I enjoy giving visual representations to abstract mathematical concepts such as number, form, and process. I often use patterns that convey messages at multiple levels and scales using a wide variety of mathematical elements and media. Some of my work contains fine detail that allows the art to be viewed differently depending on the distance between the viewer and the art. Another prevalent theme in my work is symmetry, where the overall pattern is created by repeated rotation or translation of a smaller very similar units. My overall goal in creating art is to share the beauty and wonder I see in mathematics.
Sixty Serpent Sphere
48 x 48 x 48 cm
Wood
2017
Sixty serpents interconnect to form a sphere. Each serpent is based on a widened sinusoidal pattern and connected with three other serpents in a symmetric pattern based on the icosidodecahedron. Open spaces between serpents form squiggly triangles, rhombi, and pentagons. Each serpent is made from laser cut wood and connected to four others using split-pin brad fasteners.