Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

"Everything gets reduced down to a pattern on some level. You may not see it on this level, but if you go deeper or higher, you'll see the pattern." - Robert Wiggs

Nearing the end of his life, sculptor Robert Wiggs looks back on a lifelong obsession with patterns. Never formally trained in mathematics, Wiggs studied mud cracks, bee hives, and tree bark to create a geometric system that rivals the work of academic mathematicians, a system which he expressed and explored in scores of sculptures. BENDING LINES is a story of obsession, of vision, and of the enduring conversation between art and science. It uncovers an amateur mathematician, obscured by time and his profession, whose work communicates the universal quest to discover the essence of the natural world. Directed by Alison Bohl DeHart and Peter DeHart.

Screens with the short film UPSETTING THE APPLE CART- BUILDING THE WEAVING WAGON, directed by Martin Borden.

Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio.

Community partners: The Intertwine Alliance

Assistive Listening
Wheelchair accessible