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Tectonic Perceptions

Brian Kakas's avatar Brian Kakas

“In our time the amount of change in environment to which an individual has to keep on readjusting himself psychologically is so great, and the pace of this change so rapid that the demand is straining the human’s capacity to adapt.” -Arnold Toynbee Appropriate means of creatively adapting to continual change have been expressed though practices of art, architecture, science and technology. In this body of ceramic works, entitled “Tectonic Perceptions”, my intentions are to incorporate methodologies from the above mentioned practices to create a “new nature” in the structural design of ceramic objects. These forms are derived from hybridizations of 20th century structural design aesthetics in architecture, and mathematical theories exploring systems of growth, patterns, and dimensions. These theories include: Cartesian Geometry, Mandelbrot Fractals, Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequences, and Gnomic Spirals, and are applied to the ratios and dimensions of segments within the modular mold fabrication system. The work is intended to incorporate mathematical theories which influence, but do not establish finite parameters. Numerical components of the theories remain irrational; concepts of the ratios are focused upon allowing the creation of intuitive sculptures.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 24 inches
  • Medium: White Stoneware
  • Width: 35 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 31 inches