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The Creation of AdamBy Andrey Saharov

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US$ 1,290


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2021

Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), Thread and pins on wood

Edition of 20

Dimensions: 76cm (H) x 76cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 29.9" (H) x 29.9" (W) x 0.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

This classic subject gets a fresh take reproduced as a circular string art on a large board. Made on large 30''x30'' (76x76cm) board it requires certain distance for for clear perception. As one approaches, the artwork starts resembling chaotic random web, which creates the very effect of the miracle that this technique produces.

The original string art technique that created this stunning piece involves wrapping several kilometers of a continuous mono-thread around an evenly spaced circle of 280 aluminum pins. The thread cross, re-cross, and crisscross a circular area above the flat wooden board. The image within the circle is achieved by the painstaking and complex choice of thousands of connections between the pins. After the first 30 connections that make up the image, the number of possible knitting variants exceeds the number of atoms in the Universe! So it’s simply impossible to reproduce this artwork by guesswork or to untangle it with your mind...

Just think, by what kind of magic does the same string that produces only random noise around the image suddenly condense and accurately repeats the complex shape? That's quite amazing... The string meticulously draws the figure in the air, and from this unifying beginning, the entire piece is interconnected... even the smallest element is an inseparable part of the whole, which brings up deep symbolic meaning to the artwork and makes it a fascinating and insanely intriguing gift.

 



Artist Profile

Born: 1979
Hometown: Moscow
Based in: Moscow

I'm an artist and mathematician from Moscow - the city with one of the world's most prominent math schools. I've always been fascinated by fractals and other patterns occurring in dynamical systems. That turned out to be directly related to classical string art. It takes some research and calculus to …

 

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