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Up Close: Geometry in the Details

Museums can be intimidating. How can we help make deeper connections between visitors and the formal museum experience? One of my first stops in a museum is always the museum store, where I tend to discover interesting connections between the work and my own life. I was curious about geometry and pattern as a connector between contemporary audiences and ancient artwork. Using the collection at the Walter’s Museum in Baltimore as inspiration, I wrote, designed, and hand bound an exhibit book that explores the hidden details in these works. Using laser cut pages to divide the chapters (square, circle, lines, and triangles), I use each shape as a guide,  and make connections about the use of these shapes and patterns in contemporary artwork and the natural world around us.