Love, Understanding, and Soap Bubbles

Simon Thomas
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 33–40


As an artist my interest in mathematics has evolved through a love of nature and a desire to better understand the “nature of things”. An evolving interest in natural efficiencies has recently led to a thorough investigation of soap bubble foam, where I have found the relationship between pressure differentials and geometric organisation of particular interest. Through this study I have developed a physical modelling system, which is the foundation of my latest Artwork(s).