My weblog ELECTRON BLUE, which concentrated on science and mathematics, ran from 2004-2008. This weblog, which is more art-oriented, is its successor. Please visit the archives of ELECTRON BLUE using the link to the right.

Fri, 08 May, 2009


This is the companion picture to "X Cubed." It's another mathematically inspired artwork. It shows two intersecting graphs, one red and one blue. When equations ask for "less than" or "more than" a targeted number, they are called "inequalities" and are graphed in regions rather than lines or curves. If you have more than one in a problem, the inequalities intersect in the region that shows solutions to both of them. That is what is happening here (with some artistic license). The purple areas show solutions that fulfill both the red inequality and the blue inequality. The graph grids are also bent and twisted by strong gravitational fields. There must be some heavy mass around here somewhere. Though this picture shows intersections of red and blue regions, I intend no political meaning.
Painting is in acrylic and acrylic marker on black illustration board, 9" x 12".

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