This ongoing series explores the hidden structure and geometry in art, architecture and design. The series began after reading Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition by Kimberly Elam. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving insight to those interesting in unlocking the overall structure and composition.
Once I began teaching graphic design at MassArt I caught myself telling students that after using design software almost every day it actually starts to feel intuitive and free, almost like playing an instrument, sketching with a pencil or painting.
The first of the series, which examined the proportions of the Volkswagen New Beetle, took a third place prize in the 2004 Strathmore Paper Digital Media Art Contest.
The most recent work in the series is a minimalist rendering of the Mona Lisa created almost exclusively out of golden section rectangles and squares.