Vendy Fialkova - Owl Drawings

Vendy Fialkova - Owl Drawings

 

Mathematics is all about abstraction, a parallel universe inherently tied to our daily life. Stripping away insignificant details layer after layer allows us to explore the most intriguing phenomena across a range of disciplines.

The twin drawings portray an owl with different levels of abstraction. Each is a two dimensional representation of a living breathing creature but while the charcoal sketch focuses on the physical characteristics, the ink drawing preserves only the important shapes.

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Vendy is a Mathematics and Statistics Undergraduate in the Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics, University of Oxford.