Alice Rooney is currently a Communication Studies student at the Glasgow School of Art. We take a look at her latest project 'Perfect Circle'.
"Throughout my studies, I have always had an interest in working with systems. I find I become immersed in the process and this often leads me to create unexpected outcomes. I chose to look into finding the perfect circle - combining something requiring theory based research with a geometric and mathematical visual. I secretly knew there was no such thing as a perfect circle and this meant the process would be the outcome.
The only place where perfect describes something that actually exists is in maths. A perfect number is one which is the sum of its divisors ie: 6 divides by 1,2 and 3 which adds to give you 6. I created a grid based on a proof for pythagorean triplets where the radii of four circles are 1,2,3 and 6.
Six systems were selected based on the grid and those systems were dispersed across 6 sheets of acetate."
To see more of Alice Rooney's work visit: www.alicerooney.com