Anna Campbell Bliss

"Numbers and Measure"

Digital print study, 20" x 20", 2002

Part of a multi-faceted work extending throughout the mathematics building at the University of Utah, including 100 18" x 18" aluminum plates. The mural develops structural connections with the arts, sciences and culture while conveying the range and beauty of mathematics. Lobby walls on three levels serve as the major focus. Much of the work was developed with the help of the computer and incorporates mixed media. The plates were screened, laser etched and in some instances hand painted. Numbers & Measure illustrates the arrangement of plates in the First Floor Lobby.

"Plate 26. Harmonic Growth"

Screen-print on aluminum plate, 18" x 18", 2002

Plate 26 of the 100 plates in the Mathematics Building located in the first floor corridor. Harmonic Growth is influenced by Islamic Geometric designs.

"Plate 27. FASS dwg. w/ figure ground reversal"

Screen-print on aluminum plate, 18" x 18", 2002

Plate 27 of the 100 plates in the Mathematics Building. The FASS curve was programmed on the computer and then converted to a figure ground reversal. FASS is an acronym for space-filling, self avoiding, simple & self similar.

Anna Campbell Bliss

Statement about my art:
"I approach art as exploration, owing much to training in art history and mathematics at Wellesley College, architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and work in color and light at MIT with Gyorgy Kepes. Painting, printing and computer studies followed. Intersections of Art/Science/Technology provide a broad base for my work."