Hiroshi SugimotoMathematical Forms

In this series, Hiroshi Sugimoto again brings his interest in mathematics and science into the visual realm. “Art resides even in things with no artistic intentions,” Sugimoto has commented. Here, the artist has photographed a series of mathematical models, all of which are sculptural renderings of trigonometric functions. Fabricated in Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, they are now owned by the University of Tokyo.