This sculpture shows a geometric slice of five-dimensional space-time. It is built from a single repeating diamond with golden proportions, a special ratio of numbers that occur frequently in the geometry of nature. The sculpture’s diamond-shaped tiles slant at different angles according to their measurements in five-dimensional space. I have coded them into contrasting colors. Each axis has one light and one dark color, to show past and future.
Observing from different angles causes color shifts and distortions to the geometry. Rhythmic visual sequences appear and disappear. These optical properties become even more fascinating at a very small scale. Scientists are exploring patterns like this at nanoscale for their potential to act as a cloaking device, or invisibility shield.
Pearlized cardstock 54” 54” 4”
This is a raised Penrose tiling made from a single rhombus. In this sculpture, the 10 different possible tile orientations are colored differently.