The Elements of Sacred Geometry
Hovland explores the realms of geometry, spirituality and science, and expresses those in bronze and steel, using mathematical biomimicry. A balance is achieved creating elegant interplay between positive and negative, technology and the natural world, with a sense of simultaneously interacting order and chaos. Hovland incorporates the Fibonnacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio, observed in such things as sunflowers and pine cones, the arrangement of branches on plant stems, and veins in leaves, the geometry of crystals, and the human body. The designs use this literal geometry and, with fractal repetition, become shapes that resonate with organic patterning, bringing the viewer into a deeper relationship and greater conscious and unconscious connection with the inherent patterns of the natural world.