Clayton Shonkwiler

Part of the Journey

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | GIF
Electronic Language International Festival


A conformal transformation is one which preserves angles and so maps circles to circles. Conformal geometry is a realm where distances don’t make sense but angles do, leading to a more generalized notion of geometric equivalence which can contradict intuition. For example,this piece is conformally equivalent to a collection of congruent circles moving uniformly to the right.


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