Tree of Life -Black Ink Drawings
5 x 8 inch ink drawings in permanent pigmented ink on acid free paper.
1. Abstracted Birch 5×8 inches, ink on paper
2. Abstracted Oak 5 x 8 inches, ink on paper,
3. Evolutionary Tree, 5×8 inches, ink on paperEmail an inquiry about Tree of Life Drawings
4. Variation on a Cayley Tree, 5 x 8 inches, ink on paperCayley tree is a mathematical object related to a Bethe Lattice (see the wikipedia article for an overview). It’s essentially a branched structure. Each node joining the branches in the “tree” has three branches emanating from it (think of it as a trunk that forks into two branches at the node). Each branch terminates at another node which also branches. A smooth plane has two dimensions and a smooth line has one dimension, but a Cayley tree has an intermediate dimensionality. This can be useful for certain types of calculations: where a fractal surface either better reflects the physics of the system, or where the symmetry of the Cayley tree simplifies the physics and/or math.
In “Variation on a Cayley Tree” some liberties were taken with the strict branching geometry and topology of the mathematical object, in order to map it onto a form that actually resembles a tree. The drawing “Variation on a Cayley tree” is part of a series of drawings and paintings examining tree symbolism in nature, and in the world of scientific ideas. Email an inquiry about Tree of Life Drawings
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