Shire of Dandaragan, 2021

MATERIALS:

Painted mild steel

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The sculpture represents the four branches of STEM-science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a structure it speaks to all areas of STEM represented as a Pythagoras tree and fractal. The construction of the Pythagoras tree begins with a square. Upon this square are constructed two squares, each scaled down by a linear factor of √2/2, such that the corners of the squares coincide pair wise.

In mathematics the Pythagorean theorem, also known as Pythagoras's theorem, is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares on the other two sides.

The work represents a network and how each element is connected to make up a whole to speak of community.

MATT MCVEIGH IS A CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTIST & DESIGNER.

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. I pay my respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

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