Sunday, June 2, 2019

Doodle No. 15 Pitchfork Bifurcation

Doodle No. 15
Pitchfork Bifurcation
Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Neenah acid free paper, 80 lb
5” by 7” image on 7” by 9” paper

I have a complicated relationship with yellow. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the yellow and orange bedroom I had as a child. Everything was covered in a print of orange and yellow California poppies, and all of the furniture was painted yellow. Tying it altogether was a huge carpet in a perfect shade of yellow mustard. After the yellow experience, I had more than my fair share for years, and I didn’t like orange much either. I eventually brought orange back into my pallet a number of years ago after a friend successfully convinced me that bright orange is the color of happiness. Yet, that yellow carpet haunted me. With this piece I decided to put my biases aside and go full yellow mango on the background. 

Overall, this color palette is very 2019. Search for “color pallet 2019.” And you’ll find these colors. So if you don’t like them yet, you should reconsider.

The pitchfork bifurcation was the kind of thing I studied in my graduate abstract algebra course. The class had something to do with resolving “bad” points in the solution set for an equation by introducing another variable and changing your point of view. I didn’t really understand the symbolic representations and manipulations very well, but I could reproduce the kinds of pictures in the textbook in great detail. My professor seemed to think that showed enough understanding of the material for me to pass the class. It seems the biggest change between then and now is the cat. 

And yellow. 

And a lizard for Marty. 

This original is sold.

Thanks for looking.

1 comment:

  1. Love the story, the art and yellow with orange!
    -Eva Maria


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