Eight is a visual experiment using eight different mathematical operations on the same set of eight random numbers (listed on the title page) to produce a framework of arcs and circles for eight sets of abstract drawings.
The mathematical operations are as follows: sum, difference, product, quotient, raising to the 8th power, taking the 8th root, sum series, and product series.
Each set of drawings has eight elements composed of a portion of a circle or arc that has its diameter determined by the result of one of the eight mathematical operations performed on each random number, one mathematical operation per page.
The different mathematical operations produce widely varying results as to scale. Some arcs are almost straight lines and some circles have to be represented as dots. The drawing scale varies from 3 to 1 to more than 4,000,000 to 1.
|Artist/Creator||Thomas Parker Williams|
|Place of Publication||Philadelphia, PA|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Digital ink jet printing.|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||Eight|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Round "fan" style book|
|Medium/ Materials||Eight digital prints from original drawings, cast acrylic covers|
|Number of Pages||8|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||8 inches diameter|
|Edition Size||Edition of 8|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|