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Math and the Night Sea: The Square Wave and The Round Wave

Math and the Night Sea: The Square Wave and The Round Wave
by Reuben Heyday Margolin
Opening October 6, 2006 in the Exploratorium Seeing Gallery and Skylight area

In Math and the Night Sea: The Square Wave (2006), the aesthetics of mathematics and nature are inextricably bound. This sculpture reminds us that waves are an essential and fundamental element of our world’s physical reality—from ocean waves and electromagnetic radiation to the pulsing oscillations of sound waves.

Math and the Night Sea: The Round Wave (2005) combines the mesmerizing quality of the ocean with an appreciation for interconnection and interaction. Subtly reminiscent of the movement of water, this piece explores the changeability of space and form as well as the human fascination with intricate mechanisms. The work suggests massive natural energies operating in harmony through a delicate interplay of gears, motors, camshafts, and various materials.

Math and the Night Sea will be on display through February 25, 2007. For more information about Reuben Margolin’s work, please visit www.reubenmargolin.com.

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