Cartesian Rose

Artist: Rose Petterson

Size:  approx 150cm diameter, 130cm high

Medium:  aluminium rod, fabric

Exhibition: World of Wearable Art Show 2008

 

 

Cartesian Rose is inspired by the beautiful tracery of the gothic rose window.  It pushes the circle out to form the classic dome in a spherical shape; symbolic of wholeness, while giving reference to the mathematics and philosophy of Rene Decartes.

 

Two rose bowls or domes are inverted on one another as a reflection, and perhaps gives suggestion of an organic or natural form, like a budding flower or a butterfly.

 

Cartesian Rose was entered into the ‘Inspired by Architecture’ Section 2008