George Hart and Elisabeth Heathfield

Ontario, Canada

We enjoy working together on interdisciplinary art projects with strong mathematical foundations. The idea to make this pixelated jigsaw image of Bob Bosch evolved slowly over a long period of designing dissection algorithms and warping functions, and trying various subject matter experiments.

Bob / (1 + |Bob|)
Bob / (1 + |Bob|)
30 x 30 cm

This jigsaw puzzle consists of 64 laser-cut wooden pieces. The holes in the pieces create a low-resolution image of Bob Bosch. The design of the parts is based on a square grid that has been morphed so that each (x,y) point P has been transformed to a new location P' = P/(1+|P|), warping the underlying square grid to a curved outline.