Hans Kuiper & Walt van Ballegooijen


Hans Kuiper and Walt van Ballegooijen created in cooperation this piece of art with the ‘hidden' faces of Gödel, Escher and Bach. We were inspired by the cover of Douglas Hofstadter’s book “Gödel, Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid”. It shows an object, which projections show the three first letters of their names: a G, an E and a B. Our object shows their faces!

Gödel, Escher, Bach: just an other Braid
Gödel, Escher, Bach: just an other Braid
18 x 18 x 18 cm
3D-print in plastic

Our object is the result of the synthesis of two completely different Minimal Art techniques applied in a new type of Math Art.
The combined techniques are Minimal Art Objects and Optical Minimal Art Graphics.
The Minimal Art Object is based on the principles of a 16x16 Latin square. The object consists of 256 connected cubelets.
The faces are created by applying the technique of Optical Minimal Art Graphics: reducing colours, in this case grey colours are reduced to black and white.
The black colour is represented by the black structure, the white colour is the background which varies because of the shape of the holes in the cubes.