Indra's Net

Indra's net is a Buddhist concept used to illustrate the nature of emptiness, interconnectedness and the cosmos.

Indra's net can be visualized through the metaphor of a spider's web covered in dew drops. Every dewdrop on the web contains the reflection of every other dewdrop and within each of the reflected dewdrops, the reflections of every other dewdrop and progressing as such to the infinite in finite.

The hyperbolic paraboloid structures used in this installation are algorithmic mathematical modules depicting the pathological entirety of the infinite. The finite portion appears as a fractal, complete in itself and yet illustrating the infinite. This phenomenon is called minimal surface or Gaussian Curvature, where at any amount of distortion down to the minimalist point or degree, is an unbounded resemblance of the entirety.