43 minutes ago
Thiessen polygons! 🤓...kinda sorta. (check back a few posts if you want to read about Voronoi diagrams.) One of the cool things about this intersect between math and art, I think, is how the left brain and right brain kinda dance for a bit when you’re zoned out and just engulfed in the process. Meticulously correct polygon here, artistic liberties (*ahem*)there...reflective of nature, really...riddled with anomalies. Always loved this (long) quote from Alan Watts: “This world is a great wiggly affair. Clouds are wiggly, waters are wiggly, plants are wiggly, mountains are wiggly, people are wiggly. But people are always trying to straighten things out.
Look, you see we live in a rectangular box, all the time; look at the bookshelves, see, everything’s straightened out. So wherever you look around nature and you find things often straightened out you know people have been around. They’re always trying to put things in boxes. Those boxes are classifiers, pigeonholes. Words are labels on boxes. But the real world is wiggly, wiggly, wiggly.
Now when you have a wiggly system like a cloud, how much wiggle is a wiggle? Well, you have to draw the line somewhere. And so people come to sorts of agreements about, uh, how much of a wiggle is a wiggle; that is to say a thing. One wiggle, you can always reduce any one wiggle into sub-wiggles. Or see it as a subordinate wiggle in a bigger wiggle. But there’s no real fixed rule about it.” #wiggle #alanwatts #artandphilosophy #boxes #anomaly