Moiré II

Koert Feenstra
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 407–410 Short Papers


My main interest as an artist is the optical phenomenon moiré. Other artists such as photographers or cameramen desperatly try to avoid this phenomenon. I however consider it my mission to show the public the beauty of moiré. Moiré is generaly considered to be an error in the design or picture. Yet there are few artist who use it in their art. While I was working with this phenomenon I discovered that the Hungarian artist Vasarely had been working with moiré too. His “Cinetiques” inspired me to continue my work with the moiré phenomenon. The following is not scientific. My intention is to give you some insight in my designs and methods of creating moiré images.