Clayton Shonkwiler


FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | GIF
Electronic Language International Festival


The Möbius strip is a classic example of a non-orientable surface, meaning that there is no consistent way to choose which direction is “out” of the surface and which is “in”. The Möbius strip can be constructed by starting with a flat circle and attaching perpendicular line segments which twist as they go around; this construction reveals a rotational symmetry which is not necessarily obvious in static figures or paper models.


Clayton Shonkwiler is a mathematician and artist. He is committed to using geometry to understand the world.