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Sperical Harmonics
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Seeds
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SEED BED - Based on the mathematical function of Spherical Harmonics this work relates to the fundamental concept of evolutionary morphologies and creative growth. Generated in computer code the working method lends itself to altering the code to make related and evolving shapes. Being able to 3D print these unique and individual forms directly from the computer in clay also represents the strength of this technology. Spherical harmonics are important in many theoretical and practical applications, particularly in the computation of atomic orbital electron configurations, representation of gravitational fields, geoids, and the magnetic fields of planetary bodies and stars. So while the shapes are not exactly seeds there is that representation of the commonality of natural phenomena. I want this work to speak of the development of ideas as much as form.

Jonathan Keep, Seed Bed


HARMONICS VASES – These vases forms represents my interest in symmetry in the natural world and how symmetry influences our aesthetic appreciation. This relationship I believe is the inevitable result of evolutionary biology. To generate the shape I make use of the Spherical Harmonics mathematical function. The function has eight variable options and whereas conventionally it is used to deform a sphere I use it to deform a cylinder to give the vase shape. As the variable numbers are changed the cylinder distorts more and more. I find it fascinating that the beauty we find in the curve of a vase relates to the configuration of orbiting electrons.


Jonathan Keep, Harmonic Vase   Jonathan Keep, Harmonic Vase   Jonathan Keep, Harmonic Vase
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Jonathan Keep, Harmonic Vase   Jonathan Keep, Harmonic Vase
Harmonic Vase - detail
Harmonic Vases
 

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