A large grid made from very small components is how
I visualized the articulation of sequences from the number pi. The
plan is to create a system; to define a specific method for directly
articulating the digits; define colors and a sequence for the colors;
chose a number sequence; and follow the plan to create the work.
This Etude is meant to be a complete entity in its own right but
also a study, a study of forms and systems that are not currently
in my studio vocabulary, and possibly a study for a much large sequence
of this type.
Etude 3.1415 is a direct articulation of the first
5 digits of the number pi. 5 is a prime number. Panels appear the
same but vary in spatial depth. Value 1 is flattest to the wall
and value 5 pushes away from the wall the farthest. In side view,
panels appear as loops in a nesting pattern.
A prime number is a positive integer
that can only be divided by 1 and itself. Prime numbers stand out
from a sea of other numbers as they are the multiplicative root
of all other numbers. They are the beginning, yet there are an infinite
number of them, they cannot be contained. Often, nature grows in
primes.
Pi by definition is the ratio of the circumference
of a circle to its diameter. Pi is an infinite decimal, it has infinitely
many numbers to the right of the decimal point. These numbers never
repeat in a pattern. Pi is irrational meaning it cannot be written
as a fraction. The first few digits of pi are 3.1415926535897....
Pi is a transcendental number. Transcendental number is not expressible
as an integer or as the root or quotient of integers.
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