Jarred Pfeiffer

Artist Statement

My work explores the beauty of mathematics and its relationship with the world around us. Math is omnipresent, from the enormous structure of a galaxy to that of a mere snowflake. Everywhere we look, math exists. My work highlights the universality of math, in appreciation of the complex beauty of mathematics in the natural world.

I am interested in equations, sequencing and geometric structures ranging in influence from the Pythagorean Theorem to Chaos Theory. In the last 50 years, Chaos Theory and fractal geometry have shed light on what was otherwise seemingly random events and structures in nature. My work aims to bring these mathematical relationships to life. This is highlighted by the use of the golden section and other mathematical concepts hidden within the work. I use techniques ranging from the potter’s wheel to slip casting to construct these “monuments to math”.

I truly believe that math is the universal language of which, all things are written. Galileo Galilei once wrote, “The universe is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures.” By exploring this language of the universe, I hope that viewers gain further appreciation of the mathematical world we live in.

-- Jarred Pfeiffer