LAIRD HOVLAND

The Elements of Sacred Geometry

Hovland explores the realms of sacred geometry and spirituality, music and science, and expresses those in bronze and steel, mimicking nature through a combination of philosophy, spatialism, abstract expressionism, and minimalism. 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 repetition as fractals, become shapes that resonate with organic design, bringing the viewer into a deeper relationship and greater conscious and unconscious connection with the inherent patterns of the natural world.