Artist Combines Passion for Math, Nature, and Art to Create Incredible Topographical Art

Made out of thousands of tiny little triangles, these delicately thatched composites strike a pleasing visual chord through their careful balance of negative and positive space. Created by LA-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore, the organic geometric images are realized through a variety of influences including mathematics, nature, and visual art. The tiny latched shapes spread outward until final pieces emerge, looking like hand-crafted topographic maps.

Gilmore studied mathematics and visual arts, and the experience gained in each field shines through in her unique style. Her layered, two-dimensional drawings explore the concept of perpendicular planes and the distortion of three-dimensional space. Some areas of the images recede where others spring forward, creating the illusion of a finely woven net gripping the land's curvature.

Gilmore’s breathtaking work was initially inspired by a curiosity for how 2D grids would look when warped in all directions, and how the fluctuation of empty space around physical objects affects our perception of solidity. Her work draws thousands of tiny elements together to form beautiful realizations of mathematical concepts through the application of an artistic eye.

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