Pascal’s Spiral.1974
Limestone, neon

‘The spiral named after the mathematician Blaise Pascal has a mathematical singularity. The angle of the curve is calculated in such a way that the center of the spiral lies in the infinite. Pascal saw in it a model for the human soul, as in the Christian belief system the soul lives forever, that is in the infinite. Mathematics, which is so powerful in explaining our physical universe, operates both in the realm of mind and matter. To see a great philosopher and mathematician like Pascal develop a mathematical formula to solve a material but also an existential problem is very surprising and touching.’

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