William Brayton

Implying motion with curved lines intersecting in space, or creating illusions with tiny circles accumulating on paper has carried me down some surprising paths. The relationships that arise between simple visual devices like arcs, circles, discs and spheres coalesce into an unpredictable pattern of ideas and emotive implications. Systems that determine construction, location and connection allow chance and unplanned visual events to become primary determinants of the final form. Research and areas of interest driving these investigations include: nautical literature; wind, weather and wave data; boat fabrication techniques; navigation charts; Polynesian stick charts; Complexity Theory; Phyllotaxis; Psychedelia; interactive sculpture, luminosity and chance.