“méndez and mayne discussed d’arcy wentworth thompson’s seminal work on ‘growth and form’ (1917), which posits that processes in nature fit mathematical equations, setting out to prove a unity of life by its relationship between form and function. to expand on this, méndez studied stephen wolfram’s book ‘a new kind of science’ (2002) where he states that repetitive application of simple computational transformations is the true source of complexity in the world.”

13/06/2012 § 1 Comment

rebeca mendez, mural for university of cincinnati marche (2006)

 

thom mayne commissioned artist rebeca mendez to design several murals for the food court in morphosis’ university of cincinnati project.  she opted to show cropped images of grass zoomed in at a high scale in order to highlight the many forms that emerge through the repetition of a singular form – a blade of grass.

 

a new kind of mural

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title + image]     today’s title is part of rebeca mendez‘ university of cincinnati project description.  more images of the project can be found on rebeca’s website.

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