The art of Stephen Orlando at the Composite Gallery – National Museum of Mathematics @motionexposure @MoMath1 #MoMath

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The art of Stephen Orlando (and more) at the Composite Gallery – National Museum of Mathematics

Composite, MoMath’s exciting temporary exhibition gallery, serves as the home to a diverse collection of shows and installations that highlight the breadth of human pursuits that mathematics can illuminate. Visiting Composite is free with admission to the Museum.

Traces reveals the hidden patterns created as objects move through space: the pathways of birds in flight, the oars of a kayaker on a still lake, or even the drumsticks of a jazz percussionist. Sometimes periodic but always organized, the traces of these movements — revealed by the technologically savvy artists in this exhibit — are as intriguing as they are beautiful. Take in the stunning visuals, explore the underlying mathematics of the artwork, and manipulate interactive exhibits to create your own unique light traces. Traces features the work of Xavi Bou, Will Calhoun, and Stephen Orlando.


About the artist, Stephen Orlando

“I’m fascinated with capturing motion through time and space into a single photograph. Using LED lights with custom color patterns and long exposure photography, I’m able to tell the story of movement. This technique reveals beautiful light trails created by paths of familiar objects. These light trails have not been artificially created with Photoshop and represent the actual paths of the objects.

My photos focus on motions in nature and in urban landscapes, as well as human movement. I am inspired by the works and pioneering techniques of Étienne-Jules Marey, Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Gjon Mili, and Frank Gilbreth. The large outdoor installations of Christo and Jeanne-Claude also inspire me.”

Read more. Special thanks to Stephen who reached out and invited us! “I specialize in light painting photography where I attach Adafruit NeoPixels moving objects like canoe paddles and use a long exposure to show its motion.”


More photos!


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