Algorithmic Sculptor among featured artists in Maine magazine

Canadian artist, Elias Wakan, will have his portfolio of intricate wooden sculptures featured in Still Point Arts Quarterly.
 
 
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June 12, 2012 - PRLog -- BRUNSWICK, Maine - Canadian geometric sculptor, Elias Wakan, is featured in this year’s summer issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly, an international art magazine published and printed in Maine.

Elias Wakan, who describes himself as an algorithmic constructivist, creates hundreds and thousands of intricate pieces out of hemlock. He places such pieces in repeating patterns based on mathematical formulas. The contrast of light and shadow brought about by the spaces between the pieces of wood in the design create a unique rhythm and bring the sculptures to life.

“It is intellectually rewarding to produce elegant solutions to the geometrical problems I give myself,” Wakan says. “It’s the form [of the sculptures] I love, and noticing the play of shadows bringing the pieces to life.”

Christine Cote, editor of Still Point Arts Quarterly, says that she is amazed by the order and pattern inherent in Wakan’s work. “Symmetry, repetition, balance and mathematical precision work together to create stunning pieces of art. When enhanced by light and shadow, they become even more amazing.”

Wakan lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada. During some time spent in Japan, his carpentry and woodworking skills were influenced by a growing interest in origami. He later became dedicated to creating the remarkable folded pieces in wood that are typically made from paper. Wakan’s pieces are in collections all across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Still Point Arts Quarterly is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble and other select bookstores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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