My name is Nathan Wilson.

Welcome to Dänknéiss Arts!

About me

I am an artist specializing in the field of mathematically inspired art.

Through the creation of each piece, I draw inspiration from natural systems, and strive to synthesize a physical environment that can communicate the elegance I have observed. My most recent sculptures deal with the crystalline properties of quasi-periodicity and recursive growth as I believe these elements expose the graceful duality of complexity and simplicity found throughout nature.

It is through an understanding of the most basic building blocks in our universe that we will advance in the sciences and the arts. It is my hope that continued studies of these disciplines will enable me to make positive contributions to the areas of education, architecture, and technology.

Artist Statement

Through the creation of each piece, I draw inspiration from natural systems, and strive to synthesize a physical environment that can communicate the elegance I have observed. My undergraduate thesis concerned the determination of core perceptive properties with which we evaluate form in our everyday lives. I find a large audience provides the best data in the pursuit and identification of these shared perceptive traits.

Mathematical systems exist independently of human presence and are embedded in our physical world. Natural illustrations of proportionality, symmetry, and notions of inflation/deflation and partitioning are not dated to a particular time period and are not confined to, or ascribed to, a particular set of ideals, which makes them widely accessible to a variety of audiences. My most recent sculptures deal with the crystalline properties of quasi-periodicity and recursive growth as I believe these elements expose the graceful duality of complexity and simplicity found throughout nature.

These crystal structures are reservoirs for massive amounts of information and manifest in the most electromagnetically efficient arrangements possible. I believe that exposure to more efficient and complex design practices, reflective of the structure of our natural world, will nourish the average creative and observational capacity of our population. Introduction of physical principles through immersion in a mathematically based environment will also support the much needed paradigm shift in math and science education.

It is through an understanding of the most basic building blocks in our universe that we will advance in the Sciences and the Arts. It is my hope that continued studies of these disciplines will enable me to make positive contributions to the areas of education, architecture, and technology.

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