A poetic exploration of mathematical diagrams, inspired by textbooks I studied for my mathematics degree.
In this printed work I reinterpreted figures found in math textbooks. The figures convey double (and sometimes triple) meanings: a scientific meaning known to a mathematician, and an imaginative visual meaning that can be gathered by observation alone.
In this writing and visual piece I toyed with scientific meaning and wordplay to find the beautiful tension between what a learned person has the capacity to understand, and what the layperson has the capacity to imagine.
I particularly enjoyed working with diagrams in this way because math can be a divisive subject matter: people either love it or they hate it. Mathematical diagrams provide access points to complex subject matters (like topology and set theory) that would otherwise go undiscovered. Also, I find these diagrams, like mathematics itself, to be full of beauty.