Charles A. Csuri: 3D Path and Transformations

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    3D Path and Transformations


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    Color pencil on paper


    165 x 203 cm (65 x 80 in)


Artist Statement:

    Six Pages from the Artist’s Sketchbook

    These sketchbook drawings were made when Csuri first started using the computer. They demonstrate ideas and issues that he was struggling with in the context of a drum plotter, a slow computer and punch cards. Csuri asked himself, “What can I do with this process or approach that would be different from my traditional work?” According to Csuri, it was a time of great speculation, and the drawings illustrate that he was thinking in terms of three-dimensional space, with some notion of stereo pairs and flying through a drawing. In the sketchbook, he comments about a three-dimensional path for an object, sine waves, and various transformations.

    3D Path and Transformations

    “Here, I explore a drawing in a three-dimensional space and the idea of three-dimensional paths. Leslie Miller, a Professor of Mathematics, introduced me to a broader viewpoint about transformations—transformations on the original drawing that would make the overall shape look abstracted or like a star.”
    — Charles A. Csuri