Randall Morgan

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
I have long been fascinated by patterns and symmetry found in nature, especially in biology. An order arising out of seemingly chaotic processes captivates my imagination. Through my artwork I explore geometry and spatial relations. I specialize in computer aided design and fabrication techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling to form a sensational fusion of math and art.
Growth Spiral I
48 x 48 x 2 cm
Wood, gel stain

A logarithmic spiral also known as a growth spiral is a self-similar spiral curve that can be observed in nature at varying scales. Some examples include a nautilus shell, whirlpools and spiral galaxies to name a few. The spiral has been an important symbol in many ancient cultures and it has been used in sacred architecture to represent growth and evolution.

The pattern was parametrically designed and rendered as a grayscale image, then converted to G-code used to control the machining toolpaths.