David Wilson, Chaos Contained #1-5, 2022, plywood and acrylic spray paint on canvas, 265 cm x 45 cm. Image courtesy: David Wilson

Artist Statement

In the cross-section of mathematics and fine arts, an inclination towards chaos theory has been discovered. The word chaos in mathematics means two objects that follow a similar path will eventually separate. Unlike randomness, which has no obvious structure, chaos reveals certain behaviours and patterns. By using computational methods, the trajectories of these motions are displayed using stencil and spray paint on canvas with wooden laser cut outs creating a hemisphere which reveals that the chaos can be contained. 

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.