Thursday, 26 March 2009

Subtract

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Subtract-a term from maths-a subject I never felt good at when I was at school. Musing last night on 'subtract' I thought of colour theory and how it is always talked of in terms of adding colours together (for obvious reasons I know!)-mixing rather than separating (scientific processes) I thought it would be fun to think of it in the opposite way, subtracting colour rather than adding. We teach the operations of adding and subtracting as opposite and complementary. Colours that are opposite on the colour wheel are complementary. I like these kinds of moments where disciplines cross over, proving we learn in a cross curricular way and not in little compartments.
Maths +Science=Art
Creativity +Experimentation = Scientific Discovery or Art
Art +Maths = Escher and Mondrian (Have a look at Mondrimat -have a little Mondrian fun)
The list of equations could go on and on!
(Colour subtraction-exists-here is an explanation!)

9 comments:

Brian Lue Sang said...

Great idea! Your musings are certainly interesting and I completely agree with you!

Thanks for commenting on my (way too violent) subtract piece too!

I'm sure I'll be coming over here pretty often.

sketched out said...

Artistic, mathematical and... very philosophical! Very nice!

Liz said...

I love your illustration!

Anairam said...

I knew there was some good in maths! BTW, I really like your birds in their lovely papier mache frames - a great collage idea ...

Candace said...

Oh Sarah, you really outdid yourself on this piece. Love the philosophizing and scientizing (is that a word? It is now, haha!)

Have a great great weekend.
Candace

Elizabeth said...

I was always defeated by science and maths!

Renee said...

Sarah thank you for the birthday wishes.

Your comment is so sweet and of course I would love your spring doll.

I believe that your brother was away and he also was a fantastic artist. Hope all is well with the family.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Allegra Smith said...

Math was never so colorfully beautiful in my time at school. I still love it but I love it even more after seeing this. Sarah dear, this is simply gorgeous.

Femin Susan said...

I was interested in maths......