Yvette Kaiser Smith - Artist

I am an artist who uses numbers. I create geometric abstractions by utilizing grids and simple geometric shapes as tools in inventing systems for visualizing numerical values of sequences derived from the numbers pi and e.

I have spent 20 years creating large works by crocheting fiberglass, a process that engages my hand with the material at every step. In 2016, I began developing a body of wall-based works, using laser-cut acrylic sheets separated by vinyl spacers. The acrylic work is designed in Photoshop, plotted in Illustrator, and created entirely on a laser cutter which almost completely removes the sense of my hand from the final product. I am now beginning to explore different ways to bring my hand back into the work.

(Photograph by Tom Van Eynde)