Becoming an Octagonist 2016-present
Numbers, Geometry, Harmony, Cosmos
- the Quadrivium (See research at The Bridge Shanghai.)
What is the thread between disciplines, between cultures, and between people? How does architectural ornament hold in its geometry a datum for human civilization? How did the schools of thought behind the creation and generation of ornament work? What are the ancient paradigms of pedagogy and wisdom transmission that have survived to this day and continue to shape our minds and our lives?
I am currently asking these questions right now in my studio as I construct and birth primal shapes and sounds in wood and ceramics to create instruments and interactive geometries that invite the viewer to become a participant.
Below: Clayton Woodley becomes an octagonist!