Geometric Mosaic Tiling on Hyperbolic Sculptures

Irene Rousseau
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 127–134


Although I am a non-mathematician my artwork originates with the aesthetic intuition of geometric form. It bears a relation to the natural world and the mathematical coherence found in natural forms. When we look at nature we see patterns. We discover the rhythms of life and see motion in form. Patterns are my metaphor for the structure and hidden formal order of our natural world As a mosaic artist I make tessellated sculptures and approach the concept of infinity through my art. I construct my universe through surface division and hyperbolic geometry. The structure and patterns of my hyperbolic sculptures may be analyzed mathematically. Yet, as visual art objects they stand on their own merit and can be appreciated by general audiences