This is a film based on Biocensis (Kaloseidos derivative)
One classic work in this area is Alan Turing’s paper on morphogenesis entitled The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis, published in 1952 in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
The earlier stages of mathematical biology were dominated by mathematical biophysics, described as the application of mathematics in biophysics, often involving specific physical/mathematical models of bio-systems and their components or compartments.
CONTINUOUS: A KALEIDESCOPE ON VISION
A review by Minnie Stacey
DOS is an acronym for Disc Operating System, and in the introduction to his artwork Matthew Thomas refers to the Fibonacci sequence – nature’s ever present set of numbers – for example being applied in computer algorithms for search techniques. I can see the implicit symmetry in the comprehensive design of his series of images for Kaloseidos.
Conceived by a combination of science and art, Matthew aimed for a sense of ‘controlled chaos’, building his designs using the Fibonacci ‘code of life’ which can be described as: past + present = future. There’s beauty in the circular breadth of Kaloseidos. I viewed its scope from my laptop.
Kaloseidos is perfectly stunning. Stark and lush at the same time, the essence of its fabric splits from my flat screen like the blown spindrift of wet crests. Revealing its 3-dimensional presence, Kaloseidos is round with flow. Light is invisible until it hits something, and these pigments leap on its springs – yet stay still at the same time while being combed by my curlew strings.
Without needing to know any formulas, I can see the squeakiness of these flower formations because I’m a kind of number crunch too. The poppies and red and white daisy-type towers look like they go on forever, and keep coming in time, celebrating their own existence as shining halo-blooms.
I want to reach in and lift the arching orbs, see the bounce of the colours and walk around them with my sight. But, wading in, my brain has their pick anyway – it’s up in my saliva. Without thinking about numbers, the bird in me has unfixed a replica and Kaloseidos is in two places. It’s a set of pictures and a something my imagination’s picked. Like mirror neurons and mirroring, Matthew Thomas’ Fibonacci reflectors are built on mirrors – the silver of the fish we all came from.
A sunny pumpkin smash, Kaloseidos is photon-genic – wave-particle flash-splashed and luminous with splendour. It’s definitely about being alive and sharing the stuff of magic glossy membranes.
I’ve written a line about each photograph below:
Photo number one: Circular with the substance of Irises, these are flowers that leak with the eyes of food.
Photo number two: A dancing crown which has the clarions of art turning on a star.
Photo number three: The reach of these fish-like fuchsias slips with fingers.
Photo number four: The flexing rods of these blue flowers have eyelash fur as they bend and seem to look around and about an orb with lively audacity.
Photo number five: These unblinking towers are the licks of a magic fire that doesn’t burn or brand, zoomed up on Chinese festival-dragon eyes.
Photo number six: The tendrils of this cheeky ‘seed’ suspend themselves by sucking in sunlight.
Photo number seven: This must be a fragrant heart, the lilac tropic of a trope with links.
Photo number eight: Here, salmon petal-cones of fruited sight form a garland that reveals a mushroom button – the electric jump that’s in us all.
Photo number nine: These verdant foils of pink and black have the glow – the ‘Here I am!’ – of the biosphere’s belly-smile.
Photo number ten: These fabulous orchids are butterflied on the flight of honeyed number-sex.
Photo number eleven: Looking from stacks of saucers, these poppies are courageous as a power of eyes – a peek that will cry in an oxygen burn.
Photo number twelve: This white petal swirl is a spiral spine, an event horizon that cares for joy with a windmill of movement.