Pinsent Masons Residency
Name – Quantum Vortices
Year – 2016
Material – Fabricated stainless steel with powder coated finish.
Dims – Largest = 3000mm H. Medium = 2400mm H. Smallest = 1200mm H.
Edition – Unique.
Thomas was approached by a art consultant that deals almost exclusively with the arts programme for a top London firm Pinsent Masons. The firm has a rolling programme of arts which is generally displayed in the buildings foyer. The consultant wanted to commission some large scale works for just a 6 month rental and the after some discussions over the design. It was decided that the Vortex design in three different sizes would work well. Due to the very sleek material pallet of the foyer interior, it was decided that a really bold primary colour would be best, to really make a impact and stand out. I was amazed at how successful the primary yellow worked on the three sculptures.
Thomas Joynes’s ‘Quantum Vortices’ is made with three sculptural forms known singly as ‘Vortex’. The genesis of this form comes from the application of the ratio 1.618, known as Fibonacci. The beautiful and naturally occurring effects of Fibonacci appear everywhere in nature and are synonymous with aesthetic perfection. In developing this design, the mathematical principle presented through Fibonacci were used to dictate the amount of rotation that one ring moves around a central point of rotation, in relation to the ring preceding it. With this method, a static form is given a beautiful sense of kinetic energy and motion as the amount of rotation increases when your focus is led up and around the form from the base to the top.