Giclee Print on canvas (mounted) scanned from original artwork,
acrylic paint on board, 20 x 20 inches, 2004.
Swarming Pentaplex is a representation of the seven Penrose rhomb
vertex groups, which I inadvertently "discovered" while experimenting
with various matching rules. Of course the Penrose vertex groups have
been long-known, however this exploded arrangement results from a very
simple underlying tile decoration, with a gradual feathering out of the
basic pattern. The resultant picture has great beauty inherent to
pentagonal geometry with its aesthetic revelations of the "golden mean".
The title refers to the fact that in the right half-light and
standing at the right distance the painting comes alive with movement in
waves across the canvas, like swarming bees!
Paul Stacy, Landscape Architect, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"The canvas giclee prints result from high resolution scans of my
original artworks. My artworks tend to be conceived on the computer,
which I then translate into reality by printing and manually cutting and
painting the stencils on to board or canvas. There is no digital
manipulation beyond the scanning process apart from some minor cleaning
up of the images. I was attracted to mathematical art when a friend
brought me back from Taos some ceramic Penrose tiles made by Saxe
Patterson. Fifteen years later I still find them irresistible,
inscrutable, enchanting and mysterious. Not being a "maths head" I've
had to come at them from a graphic/design background, and I particularly
love the 'self designing' nature of tile/motif design, and the beauty of
the pattern revealing itself in ways you could never have anticipated."