Zhuangzhi's Dream

Zhuangzhi was a monk whom awoke from a dream and was unsure to as whether he was a man whom dreamed he were a butterfly, or now a butterfly dreaming himself to be a man

The Buddha said 'Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.' This statement was made long before the revelation of the mathematics known as 'Chaos Theory' or 'the Butterfly Effect'.My work explores this idea of interconnectedness through another mathematical algorithm called the 'Hyperbolic Paraboloid', which is a parabola that revolves around an axis to create an infinite surface existing within three dimensions. I create the Hyperbolic Paraboloid utilizing "computational origami" which consists of folding all the edges into the center and then actually un-folding the paper until it relaxes into its natural curved form. I find this matrix present in my meditation and thus an allowance for the movement beyond the conventional laws of the self-consciousness that bridges the dualism of art and artist, subjective and objective, being and non-being, all forms and emptiness. I attempt to manifest a sense of every day nature with what is right here and now through immediate experiential aesthetic apprehension of transcending the traditional world by bridging the phenomenal with reality. Chaos theory is particular present in my life having once studied in the monasteries of Japan and now again through my work in my attempt to understand whether if I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.