2023 Bridges Conference Art Exhibition

# Rashmi Sunder-Raj

## Artists

## Statement

I seek patterns to make sense of my world. Some of these I choose to interpret as visual images. Occasionally I am able to develop means to summon these images into physical form as well.

## Artworks

This is a physical approximation of a pattern using 16 copies of a unit that I refer to as a “wedge squiggle” (where an isosceles triangle, a sequence and switching directions are used to construct a compound shape with interesting properties).
Having recently learned to tat, I decided to try to represent a squiggle using tatting stitches. I did not use a shuttle in this case because I wanted to add in metal “spokes” along the core thread. The spokes can be thought of as forming sides of 22.5° (2π/16) wedges. The shape obtained by the sequence of 2,4,6,…,16 wedges fits almost entirely within a triangle whose least angle is 22.5° and 16 of them can fit together tightly, resulting in this 8-fold rotationally-symmetric pattern.