2023 Bridges Conference Art Exhibition

# Theo Schaad

## Artists

## Statement

I have spent decades on 2D quasiperiodic patterns and had two of my art pieces on display at Bridges 2022. I recently delved into 3D patterning. I was trying to create a finite sculpture, possibly a torus, with few pieces but enough complexity to make it interesting. In part, I was inspired by a sculpture of Melle Stoel at Bridges 2022 which was built from identical polyhedrons, and a sculpture called Black Sun by Isamo Noguchi (a torus with a nine-foot diameter). I also learned recently that toruses were worn as head dresses during the Italian Renaissance. I was quite intrigued to follow in the footsteps of Paolo Uccello and Leonardo da Vinci over five hundred years later (ref: The Mazzocchio Perspective, Kenneth Brecher, Bridges 2011).