David Reimann

Professor
Albion College
Albion, Michigan, USA

Through my art I make visible the beauty and wonder I see in the often abstract world of mathematics. I enjoy giving visual representations to 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.


Fabric of Lifelines
50 x 50 cm
Digital Print
2020

This image is made from individual curve segments, where the distances between the endpoints in each of the segments are randomly drawn from a distribution of ages at the time of death in the USA during 2007, resulting in a rough visual representation of the lengths of lives. The intersecting grid pattern of individual lifelines represent how our lives entwine with others in the fragile of web of humanity.


Sea of Lifelines
50 x 50 cm
Digital Print
2020

This image is made from individual curve segments, where the distances between the endpoints in each of the segments are randomly drawn from a distribution of ages at the time of death in the USA during 2007, resulting in a rough visual representation of the lengths of lives. The pattern of individual lifelines is evocative of moonlit wave crests, our individual lives merely liminal ripples on the vast sea of humanity.