Elizabeth Whiteley

Studio Artist
Washington DC

My hope is that my artworks will awaken, in the viewer, the same sense of life’s joys and possibilities which I feel as I create in my studio. I paint and make sculpture to express my delight in seeking visual relationships and finding new connections within simple geometric shapes. The geometric discovery of harmony and symmetry leads to peace of mind. When I complete an artwork, I have a sense that there is, indeed, order and beauty in this seemingly chaotic world.

Radical Two Box
Radical Two Box
3.5”H x 9”W x 9”D
Tiger Maple and Cherry Wood

The design for this 3D wood box comes from a 2D line figure which I produced as part of an iterative drawing process. The antecedent was a √ 2 rectangle subdivided according to the geometric principle of dynamic symmetry and discussed in an article titled “A process for generating 2D paintings and drawings from geometric diagrams” in the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, vol. 1, no. 1, March 2008.