Artist Gaylon Rex Greger, a new resident of Hilton Head Island, has created a sculpture that is causing quite a buzz in the world of high mathematics, and was recently featured in American Mathematical Monthly, a magazine dating to 1894 published by the Mathematical Association of America.
Constructed of brass and wood, Greger’s two-foot sculpture,“Block Monoid” represents an abstract mathematical concept and algebraic construction that is totally intriguing to the eye.
“The sculpture is my interpretation of what a block monoid would look like if the abstract math concept had a physical appearance,” states Greger.
David Rubin, of the San Antonio Museum of Art, praises Greger for “turning scientific data into a work of visual poetry.” Mathematics Professor Scott Chapman, Ph.D, co-author of the original American Mathematical Monthly article about block monoids, routinely uses images of Greger’s sculpture to add humor to his lectures at Sam Houston State University in Texas.
“I'm not anywhere close to being a mathematician,” admits Greger,“but it was very rewarding to produce a creative interpretation like this to a mathematical problem. Dr. Chapman is an acquaintance, and I learned about block monoid group theories through casual conversations with he and some of his university colleagues.”
Greger started his piece after browsing the article,“Factorization of Algebraic Integers, Block Monoids and Addictive Number Theory” by Chapman and co-author, Paul Baginski, Ph.D, a visiting professor from Smith College in Massachusetts.
Like many abstract sculptures, Greger’s “Block Monoid” calls for inquiry and prompts honest reflection about the inter-relationships of the invisible world around us.,“I love doing abstracts” says Greger. “They are a means of artistic expression that transcends differing aspects of life.”
Greger, who re-located to Hilton Head Island from the hill country of Texas has his work in private collections throughout the United States.
According to art patron Lorraine Price of Palm Desert, CA,“Greger’s works are aggressive and spontaneous with an intense spiritual understanding. I love how his creative process challenges your spirit and imagination; his technique always seems to capture a freshness. He is impressively gifted and eminently collectible.”
Details about Greger and examples of his sculptures and paintings are available on his website at ArtByGreger.com/.
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