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October 1, 2008

Journey to the Surface of the Earth

I liked the variety of shapes put together by Margaret Pezalla-Granlund. Form is an interesting area to explore. What struck me as great is that Margaret mentions that she tries to be independent of the mathematics. This, to me, makes the exhibit worthwhile because all the shapes she presented can be created by some sort of function or combination of functions, mathematics has always been viewed as this underlying texture of the world, yet whenever things are created with pure math they always come out with a lack of life. To understand this not only in itself but also as a metaphor for other methods is very important, I believe. I liked how in the booklet there was a sheet that invited me to participate, it's always interesting to experience the exhibit with my hands. To be honest the masking tape exhibit was inviting me to unwind itself, but that would probably be looked down upon.