Irene Rousseau

Artist, MFA, Ph.D.
artworks in international art museums
41 Sunset Drive, Summit, New Jersey 07901, USA
My story began decades ago. It is about my passion to understand structures and patterns in the seen and invisible world.
The insights I have gained underlie the conceptual framework for the body of my work.
As an artist, I aim to bridge the disciplines of art and mathematics and metaphorically represent the concepts to create the art.
"Self-Similarity: a Poetic Vision" (Series quantity of 21 compositions)
44 x 29 x 4 cm
hand drawn ink dots on mylar
2010
'Self-Similarity:a Poetic Vision"
This math/artwork is an aesthetic design using a concept of self-similarity. There are 50 shapes.
The shape can become a very complex pattern as the simple shape is repeated on different scales from large to small.
The structure consists of interweaving rhythms that change spatial locations as they weave in and out from concave to convex. The individual hand drawn ink dots are clustered to create a texture that suggests a 3D illusion. The composition consists of separate units that are combined so as to generate a visual movement. The same shape is also flipped and reflected in order to provide visual variety. It is repeated on different scales and becomes a complex pattern of self-similarity.