Nature as a Strategy for Pattern Formation in Art

Irene Rousseau
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 427–430 Short Papers


We live in a world of structures and patterns that are determined by the interaction of natural forces and environmental factors. Understanding forms in nature provides answers to the molecular structure and how the use of minimal energy creates these patterns. Research by esteemed scientists such as D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Charles Darwin and Leonard da Vinci will be noted as evidence for the conclusion. Why is this an important topic? This knowledge can be and has been adapted to many of today's innovations and uses of technology in medicine and architecture. Applications in these fields will be cited. My creative work will show my strategy for structures and patterns. These are a sequence of numbers combined to stretch the space that show transition and change, that relate to forms in nature.