“A Strange Dream”
Oil crayon on paper, 20" x 24" (framed), 2008.
This drawing is composed of round shapes, mainly. The arrangement of
the round shapes is itself round, so that roundness is occurring on
multiple levels. On the other hand, the drawing depicts multiple levels
of thinking or being, like a sleeper who dreams within his dream within
his dream. A Strange Loop, in the sense of Hofstadter, is evident.
Karl Kattchee, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Department, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
"I generally work in the abstract and typically with oil crayons or
pencil on paper. Each drawing has an internal logic, mathematical in
nature, which usually evolves while I work. My mathematical instincts
urge me to keep the internal logic consistent, but my artistic side
wants to bend the rules. The soul of my drawings is the balance between