record

Thesis Info

LABS ID
00007
Title
Phase Space Portraits of the Nuestra SeƱora delos Dolores of Baclayon
Author
Fatima Lasay
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Master of Fine Arts
Year
2002
Number of Pages
150
University
University of the Philippines
Thesis Supervisor
Santiago Albano Pilar
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Graduate School Program, College of Fine Arts
Languages Familiar to Author
English, Filipino, Spanish
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
recurrence plots, religious sculpture, dynamical systems, glass engraving,
Abstract: 200-400 words
This thesis investigates a contemporary idol-making that uses the mathematical concept of recurrence plots to express the magical identity that exists between sacred entities and perceptible form. This thesis presents ways by which the use of the mathematical concept of recurrence plots have assisted in determining the coloring of patterns and the design of planar symmetry for three-phase space portraits of the Dolorosa, a nineteenth-century Spanish colonial sculpture. By digitization, the additive color signals of an image of the Dolorosa were processed to yield patterns by which symmetries were motivated. This study provides a new method for pattern formation that artists can utilize where aesthetics and mathematics converge using analog and digital studio materials and processes. Recurrence plots and the use of software that explore their importance as visual qualitative analysis tools deserve further investigation by artists who seek new modes of creating new symbols.