Andrew Smith

Artist
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
The spirals invented by Theodorus of Cyrene (Plato’s math teacher) and I are made with equal line segments. I created a shape by intersecting them. By folding the shape along Theodorus’s lines, I created a sculpture. At first, I folded teach layer at right angles to one another and adjusted them so their applied images could be seen by viewers from two specific focal points.

I took a panorama photo overlooking downtown where I live. I panned the scene from East to North. I applied the section looking East onto the orange layers of the sculpture seen from its right side. The North view I applied to its green layers as seen from the left.

My idea combined landscape with geometry in a quantum-like manner, breaking perspective in half.
Right Green Convergence
12 x 12 x 12 cm
Folded digital printed paper
2019
We are looking right at the convergence and seeing only its green layers. We are seeing the North part of the panorama. The far-right layer, with the tree and steeple, is the same as the second layer from the left orange layers.
Left Orange Convergence
12 x 12 x 12 cm
Folded digital printed paper
2019
We are looking left at the convergence and seeing only its orange layers. We are seeing the East part of the panorama. The second layer from the left, with the tree and steeple, is the same as the far-right layer of the green layers.