Saturday, November 16, 2013

NO:::4 Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws -The Ralire Study

NO:::4 Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws and The Symbology of the Number THREE -The Ralire Study


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou






The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws


Naturally occurring patterns and my investigation into all the different kinds available led me to a study by Cyril Stanley Smith called " The Search for Structures " ... Structure ..the word resonated and I followed my intuition to investigate further .






Glancing at the study 3 particular passages in the text stood out for me

" ... makes them join each other always in groups of three at an angle of 120 degrees, just like soap bubbles 

" Two dimensional interfaces are necessary to define the separate indentity of things in three dimensions "

" It is pleasing in appearance because the eye senses this interplay between irregularity and regularity "




The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou   










































" ... makes them join each other always in groups of three at an angle of 120 degrees, just like soap bubbles  "


Taking a " seemingly" randomly occurring pattern like the formation of soap bubbles or foam in the bathtub at the end of the day, I am intrigued to learn that there maybe a pattern that is underlying all the various bubble formations. It is to be understood that these shapes form in sets of three and almost always at an angle of 120 degrees.

There are 2 approaches to this inquiry, one would be to follow the mathematical logic whilst the other one is to stay within a path of intuitive inquiry leading toward a creative response. I will follow the latter and see where it leads. For now I am noticing that there is more than meets the eye at first. 


" Two dimensional interfaces are necessary to define the separate identity of things in three dimensions "

I have had this inner knowing that I need to remove myself from depicting things in a 3-dimensional perspective , investigating instead the line in a 2 dimensional space...line for lines sake rather than trying to imitate form. Reading this passage made a feeling arise that was similar to a knowing the the essence of a line holds secret yet to be uncovered ..it made me smile in recognition.



" It is pleasing in appearance because the eye senses this interplay between irregularity and regularity "


This is the first quote of its kind that I have come across in this research study that specifically refers to the appearance of seemingly random patterns as " pleasing. An interesting thought arises in me as to the nature of balance .

  • Conscious one perceives irregularity when looking upon a " random" pattern
  • Subconsciously does one perceive an inherent regularity that is recognized without conscious awareness, yet somehow it is internally known ? 
  • An interesting avenue to explore







  • Talking the image of " Soap bubbles" and entering into a state of open dialogue with it I am reminded of a concept called " Soul Collage" whereby cards are created of random images and the person then enters into an internal dialogue through a set of prepared questions ... pondering how I can apply this kind of technique to my research.
  • " Beauty Bare " ::: " Aesthetically Pleasing" 
    description used in reference to irregular and regular patterns when viewed in combination
      ( " The Search for Structure - Cyril Stanley Smith)
    • Why that combination would be seen /felt as " aesthetically pleasing " 

    • " What are aesthetics in the context of visual perception ? "







The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



  • a set of small artworks evolved .. using the figure as a central focus, to come out of a darkness into an understanding, pondering, wondering, glimpsing without yet totally knowing , going deep within and dissolving into the answer itself .

  • keeping hold of the concept of THREE, connecting at a point, seemingly random forces forming themselves to band in sets of 3, on 3 connecting points ... there is such underlying structure to the building blocks of the universe it is awe-inspiring



  • BREATHSTAY Series 1 
  • using simple pen and ink drawing and painting techniques to create a random set of patterns in which to discover the figures and their narrative
  • slowing, staying open to discover rather than impose upon .. letting imagery form on top of the randomly formed background that reveals is history in the principles of sacred geometry and structural forces
  • the figures remain a symbolic observer, discoverer, ponderer ... all archetypal representations the one who remains open to hear










BREATHSTAY Series 2
  • expanding on the simplicity to fully form facial features and develop their emotional narrative
  • it feel like I am building my own vocabulary of visual responses, symbology that is at once universal and deeply personal















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