Austin Wade

Student
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Richmond, VA
Art through mathematics is very interesting due to its potential for intricacy and symmetry, as well as its ability to map physical processes. It has the ability to reduce human error, making things more systematic. It is quite amazing how complex looking pieces can be created from rather simple concepts that one may not have thought about expanding upon. Through my art, I seek to explore the interesting creations that can be made from expanding on relatively simple concepts.
5 x 15 x 10 cm
Camera, TinkerCad, 3d printer
2019
Before starting, I wanted to map the random path of motion of a three dimensional object. To do this, I mapped the path of rolling dice. This created piece is a mapping of a path of a pair of dice, with red blocks representing the initiation and white representing the completion. Through a video recording, I was able to chart the path of random movement of the dice, as well as the changes of trajectory. By stitching together the different paths and the changing positions of the dice, I was able to create a sculpture by capturing seven different instances of the path of motion.