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Saturday, 03 September 2011 02:00

Mathematical Perfection Frustrated

By  Christopher McNulty
This work explores questions about the nature of reason and our ability to understand the world around us. It focuses on the mundane ideals that we encounter in our day-to-day lives and how they structure that understanding. Working with fundamental processes from science and mathematics, the work attempts to achieve mathematical ideals through simple, repetitive, and labor-intensive projects. Whether I am striving to draw perfectly straight lines or map the body, the work is produced through efforts to perform these processes over and over again using only the hands, eyes, and basic tools. The resulting objects and drawings record the frustration of the desire for perfection - despite the knowledge that the ideal was unachievable to begin with.
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