Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo.

Taking on the appendages of Fibonacci’s sequence found in many of our natural objects, these sculptures are spun with precise and exact speed accommodated by specific intervals of strobe lights, bringing to life the static objects when art marries mathematics.

John Edmark, the inventor, stated that “..art is often a vehicle for fantasy, my work is an invitation to plunge deeper into our own world and discover just how astonishing it can be. In experiencing a surprising behavior, one’s sense of wonder and delight is increased by the recognition that it is occurring within the context of actual physical constraints. The works can be thought of as instruments that amplify our awareness of the sometimes tenuous relationship between facts and perception. I employ precise mathematics in the design and fabrication of my work. I do this neither out of a desire to exhibit precision per se, nor to exalt the latest technology, but because the questions I’m trying to formulate and answer about spatial relationships can only be addressed with geometrically exacting constructions. Mathematical precision is an essential ally in my goal of achieving clarity.”

These series of animation are produced as the strobe light flashes each time the sculpture rotates 137.5 degree.