Ben Yusef Madrasa Geometric Construction, Panel 1

Vapor Pressure

Six" from the Von Neumann Ordinals Series

Jennifer E. Padilla



Artist Statement


My art creates an avenue for the aesthetic appreciation of science and mathematics. Strolling through a gallery, contemplating works of art strikes me as the perfect model for the appreciation of science. Just as for a work of art, a work of science bears repeated contemplation from many angles, on different days, with new perspectives each time. As does a work of art, a work of science has a background story and takes time to fully understand. Yet both art and science can be appreciated instantly, in the moment, for their beauty and their depth.


Patterns and artistic abstraction carry the technical along with the intuitive. I respect the correct technical details of my scientific and mathematical subjects, retaining precise meaning, rather than being merely evocative or inspired by science. The result is the tangible representation of precise thoughts in a visual format that invites active inquiry, emotional connection, and restful contemplation.