Fleeting States Studios
by Sienna Morris
Science & Math!
The strings are drawn with the htz frequency along the notes.
The hands, as with most of my people, are drawn with the numbers of the clock, 1 – 12, to signify time in a fleeting moment.
The fireflies abdomens are drawn with a chemical formula for their Bioluminescence,
The girl is drawn with the numbers of the clock, 1 – 12, to signify time in a fleeting moment.
The wax is drawn with a chemical formula for Paraffin Wax, C25H52. The flame is drawn with a temperature map of the flame in Celsius, ranging from 800°C – 1200°C. The changes in temperature match it’s color values.
The woman is drawn with the numbers of the clock, 1 – 12,
Cloak: Dr. Strange’s Cloak gives him the power of levitation.
Placement of properties of Nobium-tin:
Doctor Strange is drawn with the formula to ascertain the level of “strangeness” in quantum particles. In particle physics, strangeness S is a property of particles, expressed as a quantum number, for describing decay of particles in strong and electromagnetic reactions, which occur in a short period of time.
The strangeness of a particle is defined as:
Drawn with the Fibonacci’s sequence along the spiral turns of each arm. The sequence reaches 75025 at it’s highest point.
The lightning bolts emmited from Dr. Strange’s hands are drawn with the following data:
An homage to a brilliant man who reminds us that success in science needs a combination of creativity, curiosity and logic. This numberism drawing of Einstein is drawn with Albert Einstein’s greatest contributions to the scientific community. He is drawn entirely with formulas from these theories:
This snail is drawn with a sequence of numbers that helps to create its complex beauty. This feature is one aspect that makes the snail so visually appealing and characteristically interesting: its spiral.
The spiral in that of a snail shell follows the same mathematical pattern as a nautilus, the organization of seeds on a sunflower or the form of solar systems in their slow and stunning growth. The pattern they share in common can be seen in Fibonacci’s Sequence, created by Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci, or son of Bonaccio, in 1202. The sequence itself begins with 0, 1, and proceeds by adding the two previous numbers in the sequence to get the third.
0, 1, 1 , 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89… and so on.
The Eagle Nebula, or Messeir 16, located in the constellation Serpens. is part of “The Pillars of Creation”, a famous photograph taken from the Huble Space Telescope where we can see clusters of stars being born.
The birthplace of stars is much like looking back at our own birth. It is from star nurseries like this that life is created. As the plasma collapses on itself under it’s own gravity, it forms stars, which undergo fusion and nuclear synthesis, thus creating new, heavier elements, such as iron.
These new stars radiate some of these new elements through it’s lifetime. When the stars eventually go super nova, they send out these elements far around them, crashing into other nebula and starting the system all over again. This Nebula can potentially create entire solar systems with planets and stars possibly similar to our own. This 100 trillion kilometer high nebula is more than a beautiful image; it is potential in it’s truest form.
Data in this piece:
The Eagle Nebula is a HII nebula, and is primarily composed of ionized atomic Hydrogen or HII. The wavelength for molecular Hydrogen is 656.281, which gives the nebula a red coloring. The majority of the main “body” is drawn with that wavelength. These Nebulae are also composed of about 20% Helium and trace amounts of heavier elements. HII Nebula reach upwards of 10,000 K. This data is also drawn in the main “body” of the nebula.
The Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light years away, which is the data the space around the nebula is drawn with. The stars themselves are drawn with the speed of light, 299,792,458 m/s. Given that this Nebula is about 6,500 light years away, we are seeing it as it was about 6,500 years ago. According to the Spitzer Space Telescope, The Pillars of Creation were most likely destroyed by a nearby super nova around six thousand years ago. It will take another 500 – 1,000 years for the image of it’s destroyed state to reach us.
The majority of the “snail” part of the nebula is drawn with Jean’s Instability equation, which expresses the parameters which cause the collapse of interstellar gas clouds and subsequent star formation. In general, the cloud is unstable if it is either very massive at a given temperature or very cool at a given mass for gravity to overcome the gas pressure. It occurs when the internal gas pressure is not strong enough to prevent gravitational collapse of a region filled with matter.
There are also some hidden lines drawn in here, which I will leave for you to find for yourself.
In the body of the Cello on the right, are the numbers 92.50, which is the main wood resonance in Hz, or F#2. The Scroll (the beautiful curl at the top of the Cello) is a perfect representation of a Logarithmic Spiral, which is similar to the Golden Spiral. The difference is that despite how many iterations you make, the difference of the angle progresses at the same rate as the difference in the radius from the origin. It is called Spira Mirabilis or the Marvelous Spiral. There is a phrase about it that I love.
“Eadem mutata resurgo“ or “Although changed, still remaining the same.”
The numbers of the spiral are formulas for generating it’s polar coordinates.
The sketch of the scroll is drawn with the Parametric form of generating these coordinates:
The strings are drawn with the formula f=nv(2L) with f as frequency, v as velocity and L as the string length. This formula relates to the standing wave pattern created when plucking an open cello string. When you do so, there is a reflecting wave pattern, traveling both up and down the string, creating a superposition. This results in the standing wave pattern.
The tuning pegs are the 12th root of 2 or 2^(1/12) which is 1.05946309, which defines a tuning system. The wood of the scroll in the front view is drawn with the average wood density of Spruce, 34.5. The wood of the bow, is drawn with the average wood density of Ebony, which ranges from 69 to 83. The hair of the bow is drawn with the average horse hairs on a single cello bow, 187, drawn linearly from 1 – 187. The silver in the bow is drawn with the element, Ag, or Silver.
Most of the sketches in the background are drawn with the numbers of the clock, 1 -12, to signify time. The hairs of the frayed bow spiraling out are also the numbers of the clock.
This piece is drawn with Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Schrödinger’s Cat is a thought experiment devised in 1935 in response to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, which addressed the inability to accurately predict where and how quickly a particle would be moving.
In Schrödinger’s thought experiment, you place a cat in a steel box which contains a Geiger counter which holds a very small amount of radioactive substance, so small that perhaps in the course of the hour, one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it happens, the counter tube discharges, setting off a relay that releases a hammer and smashes the small vile of poison that kills the cat.
Until an observer opens to box, to see the state of the cat, the cat is both alive and dead. This is called superposition. It is not until the box is opened that the cat becomes a collapsed state: either dead or alive.
Angkor Wat is drawn entirely with mathematical and scientific data.
This Anatomical Human Heart Numberism drawing is drawn with the mathematical framework of a healthy human heart. With this data, pooled from generations of research, we can bring a sick heart back to health and keep a healthy heart beating a longer lifetime.
Locutus of Borg
Locutus was a numberism etching on steel. Sienna used a diamond tipped drill, an exacto blade and a dental tool to etch this piece.
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Sienna Morris created the drawing technique Numberism in the summer of 2008, a term which she coined when she could find no other name for it. She has also worked as a painter and graphics designer. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon and can be found every Saturday and Sunday at the Portland Saturday Market.