Archimedes Chiral by Regina Valluzzi

Pigment ink felt tip fine point pen and prismacolor art marker on Strathmore “Windpower” recycled content acid fee drawing paper.
11×14 inches, 2011
Selected as catalog cover art for the Art Exhibit at the 2013 joint mathematics Meeting, San Diego, CA

Sold as prints on Etsy – thanks!

Marker was used on the reversed side of the drawing, layered heavily and allowed to seep through. This creates colored regions that retain their geometry, but gain texture and softness from the properties of ink spreading and diffusion. Darkening at the edges of many of the colored shapes creates the illusion of a fine line outline, yet shades softly into the shapes’ interiors. The “bleed through” color pattern is a perfect complement to drawn fine line traceries and soft stippled patterns.

The title is a pun on the Archimedes Spiral, which is a 2 dimensional chiral object. in this case the black ink patterns overlaid on the spiral suggest differing chiral environments and entities interacting with the spiral path.

Dr. Regina Valluzzi, “The Nerdly Painter” – Art Inspired by Science from a Scientist inspired by Art
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  • mmargot
    mmargotover 3 years ago

    29 NOVEMBER 2011

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    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 3 years ago


    November 30th, 2011

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  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 3 years ago

    Beautiful~ Merry Christmas!

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonover 3 years ago

    Love it!!

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  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    This really caught my eye – I love spirals and the colors are just wonderful!

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