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Patience
Acrylic on canvas
1999
36" h x 36" w


  detail

The triangular networks in many of my pieces, including this one, are derived from my graduate research in computational techniques for mesh generation.  These outlines satisfy the mathematical definition of a Delaunay triangulation.  This image appears in my graduate thesis, and in a paper I published in Biophysical Journal, "An Elastic Network Model Based on the Structure of the Red Blood Cell Membrane Skeleton."

The triangles are filled in with the six basic hues of the color wheel: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, and no two adjacent triangles are painted the same color.