April 4th, 2016

Our artist Jylian Gustlin recently installed a new painting at the Stanford Medical Center. In total, they commissioned four paintings from this Bay-area artist, one of which you can see above. The Medical Center’s designer (unrelated to Gallery MAR) had seen Gustlin’s work previously, and decided that they were the perfect works for this special placement. Although we didn’t have a hand in this placement, we are thrilled that Gustlin’s work is in such a prestigious placement.

For the last several years, Jylian has been working on a series of paintings, both abstract and representational, that are based on the Fibonacci mathematical theories. The Fibonacci mathematical theory is based on the numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on.  Fibonacci mathematical calculations create rectangles and shell spirals based on the incrementally increasing numbers. She is also exploring the relationship of Fibonacci numbers to the petals on flowers and how to use these ideas in paintings as well as the relationship of Fibonacci to musical scales and how the 5-tone scale, 8-tone scale, and 13-tone scale.

She continues to explore science and mathematics and how it intersects with the arts.


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