A Manifold is a topological space that resembles Euclidean space (2D, 3D, and generalizes to higher dimensions) near each point. Each point of an n-dimensional Manifold has a neighborhood that is homeomorphic to the Euclidean space of dimension n.
The impetus of this investigation came from nine foot blocks of salvaged styrofoam from the Mills College Museum. A substance that is both useful for humans (especially artists) but harmful to the environment. This realization, coupled with an interest in physics, is used to visually reconcile the dichotomy of the human condition with the effect of humans on the universe.
This installation was presented at the Mills Museum in the spring of 2014. It is a mixed media installation that was situated within a room within the museum.
13 ft wide
10 ft tall
23 ft in length
Styrofoam block at West wall
3 ft square