Words of Mathematics
Words of Mathematics is an art decoration project that Bugge made in 2013. It was for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Generally, the project challenges the traditional way of communicating mathematics by creating a visual experience of mathematical terms. In other words, the project combines scientific method and artistic practice. In order to make the project, Bugge collaborated with two mathematicians, Nathalie Wahl from Dep. of Mathematics, (University of Copenhagen). And Dr. of Mathematics John Donaldson.
“I met John Donaldson at an interview at Herlufsholm School. He opened a new view on mathematics for me. A language that describes our chaos and structure, a drunk man walking, a ball through the air, dimensions beyond my imagination. Fibonacci who created his formula of beauty etc. Suddenly, I found the world of mathematics very fascinating” – Ingrid Bugge
Arrangements are available in the Gallery Go To Gallery
Mathematics provides us with a language to describe the patterns and structures that construct our world. The starting point of the project is to translate the language and insights of mathematics into a visual art experience. To illustrate the mathematics in our daily lives the project highlights three concepts: symmetric patterns, C * algebra and ‘The Golden Ratio’. Take for example a mosaic. Besides being a beautiful interior decoration it is also a complex symmetric pattern.