Created as part of Rafael Araujo's Calculations series, Nautilus brings the logarithmic spirals of the famous cephalopod swirling to life in a precise field of three-dimensional space.
One might think these illustrations are born from a CPU, but in fact they are drafted entirely by hand in a sublime mix of mathematical perfection and artistic execution. Nautilus was originally created as a pen and ink drawing on canvas with acrylic paint, and is available here exclusively as a premium archival print.
About the Artist
Born in Venezuela in 1957, artist Rafael Araujo is a lifelong resident of Caracas. He originally studied music, a passion that lead him to composing and eventually to a fascination with architecture where he perfected his draftsmanship. Araujo is greatly influenced by three-dimensional renderings found in renaissance perspective drawing as well as the works of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. Though he openly deflects the title of "artist," his dozens of exhibitions in galleries across Venezuela (and soon the United States) over the last 30 years suggest the contrary.