Caroline Bowen

Hypotenuse Studios
Louisville, Tennessee, USA
I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2016 with my bachelors in math and academic physics with a minor in studio art. My intentions as an artist are to share and explore the beauty of mathematical physics through sculpture, using a wide variety of media including alcohol ink, Mylar plastic film, acrylic rod, 3D-printed PLA, thread, beads, and colored cardstock.
54 x 200 x 200 cm
3D-printed PLA, acrylic rod, alcohol ink
This piece is an illustration of the function sin(xy), created using a sculptural technique inspired by Riemann sums, a kind of approximation. Based on plans generated by a Python script, square acrylic rod was cut to precise lengths in 1 mm increments using a model railroad tie chopper, then dyed using alcohol ink blends carefully formulated to give the sculpture an "inner glow" when viewed under ambient light. After dyeing, the rods were hammered into a 3D-printed base using a rubber mallet.