Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Tore Østbø - Connections

When we build, it tends to be in strict geometry. Even when we create natural environments, such as public parks, we use a mathematical and calculative approach. The result is a manmade version of a natural environment. Vegetation is forced into geometric shapes, and carefully manicured to prevent it from going wild. However strange this geometrical creation may seem, it is not in any way exclusive to our species. Bees and wasps build beautiful hexagonal patterns in their hives, without a single tool for measurement. If one looks at the insides of fruits and vegetables, symmetric, repetitive, geometric patterns often appear.

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