John Edmark: Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

John Edmark is a designer, sculptor, artist, inventor, and by necessity a mathematician, who lectures in the design program of the Department of Art & Art History, at Stanford University. He is currently the artist in residence at Autodesk's Pier 9 Artist In Residence (AIR) Program.

His latest project is a series of 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Like much of John's work their design is closely informed by Fibonacci sequencing, the golden spiral and the instances these are encountered in nature. Some of the resulting sculptures although derived mathematically and manufactured through a process of computer aided design and 3-D printing couldn't look more natural when captured in motion. Some give the impression of eternally blooming flowers or pulsating plant spores... Beautiful!

"If change is the only constant in nature, it is written in the language of geometry." - John Edmark


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