Andrew Holmes '16
I am interested in logic. I am also interested in art. It follows that I am interested in art about logic. Allow me to unpack these two things a bit. Logic makes our world navigable. Structures allow us to predict how we should behave, but also exert pressure to limit that response. Logical structures have this dual nature: they are both a support and a boundary. Think about the space we’re in. It allows for certain things and not others, enables really wonderful things to happen and of necessity eliminates certain other possibilities. A game of tackle football would go poorly in this space, for example. The logic I’m interested in consists of the structures that set the stage for the rest of our experience. Art to my mind is coded communication. It employs a variety of vocabularies to describe human experience. These two concepts meet most powerfully for me in geometric abstraction.