This is a drawing of magnetism. Take two bar magnets and sprinkle iron filings on them. The iron will stick to the magnetic lines and form this pattern. Mathematics in motion. Numbers made real by pure, naturally occuring geometry.
Jason D. Padgett is a number theorist with Acquired Savant Syndrome from Anchorage Alaska, currently living in Tacoma Washington. He was a struggling futon salesman for decades until a tramatic event changed the path of his life forever and started his art and math career.
His autobiography "Struck by Genius", co-authored with Maureen Seaberg is being adapted as a major motion picture. The movie rights were picked up by Sony and Channing Tatum in 2014.
Link to movie announcement below.
His art has been displayed in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Popular Science, Wired, CBS This Morning with Gale King, The London Times...
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