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Mathematica in Stone and Bronze

Helaman Ferguson

Helaman Ferguson

Since 1986 I have been using Mathematica in a variety of ways to do my sculpture--Theorems in Stone and Bronze. This talk will present a number of my sculptures and the various processes I have developed to create them, ranging from robot water jets to virtual image projection of equations into stone. I will focus on those of my sculptures in which Mathematica was a helpful, and perhaps essential, part of my creative process.

Helaman Ferguson holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Washington and a liberal arts degree from Hamilton College in New York. A mathematician and sculptor, Helaman is the featured artist of HELAMAN FERGUSON: Mathematics in Marble and Bronze and winner of the Gold Ink and Ozzie Award. He has selected collections in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Germany, and Japan.