Rashmi Sunder-Raj

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Math lured me in early, it felt pure to be able to chose one's axioms and proceed. I had a need to understand from first principles rather than memorize the methods of others, resulting in "hard" things being fun and easy and "easy" things hard. This carries over into my creating. My pleasure is derived from generating ideas, experimenting, finding non-standard materials and creating tools rather than applying preexisting methods.

My sense of aesthetics pushes me to imbue my work with as many layers of meaning as I can manage. Ideally, I would incorporate music, poetry and a bit of science with visual art, cross-connect the ideas, and turn them into a teaching tool and/or play equipment. Predictably, most of my works remain "in progress"
Borromean Spirals
25 x 25 cm
Digital Art
2017
This is a depiction of 3-component Borromean Rings (it is also a Brunnian Link) where the components have been manipulated to look like spirals which have been woven together. I have been investigating various sorts of links lately and experimenting with ways in which I can visually represent them.
Dodecahedral Ice
25 x 25 cm
Digital Art
2017
This is a view of a dodecahedron with sides made of concentric pentagons. I made a 3-dimensional computer model using vector editing and 3d modelling progams on an iPad. I have been figuring out how to use 3D iPad apps in the past few weeks, and using them to piece together various models. I have been especially interested in the changing interference patterns created by the lines making up the faces of the figures.