The painting series "Structure and Play" was
inspired by the imaginative play of children near the park, as well
as the limitations and structures surrounding them.
The paintings are an exploration of seemingly contrasting themes,
that when balanced in the proper proportions suggest infinite
growth and possibility.
Children in flowing motion represent play. Structure is represented
primarily by elements related to the golden ratio and Fibonacci
sequence, which are used in nearly every aspect of the paintings'
proportion, subject matter, and overall design. The golden ratio
was chosen for its historic significance in mathematics, as well as
fields such as painting, architecture, music, and biology.
The painting pays homage to the great artists of the Renaissance
who had a more multi-disciplinary focus, with major contributions
to both math and art. Structure and limitations can seem
restrictive compared to imagination and play, yet we can see
throughout nature and history that life and great creations often
spring forth from a dynamic balance between the two.
A City of Boise Percent-for-Arts Project
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