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Maker(s):Lax, Peter
Culture:American, born Hungary (1926- )
Title:Conservation Laws from the portfolio Concinnitas
Date Made:2014
Materials:Aquatint in Gamblin Portland Black ink on Rives BFK White 300g paper
Place Made:Printed by Harlan & Weaver, Inc.
Measurements:Frame: 37 1/8 in x 31 9/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 94.3 cm x 80.2 cm x 6.4 cm; Sheet: 31 5/8 in x 26 1/8 in; 80.3 cm x 66.4 cm; Plate/Image: 28 in x 22 in; 71.1 cm x 55.9 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2017.16.7
Credit Line:Gift of Robert Feldman in honor of Lois Beurman Torf (Class of 1946), a great friend
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Mathematical equation written in white on black background.

Label Text:
"A conservation law says that the total amount of some quantity, like mass, momentum or energy contained in any domain, changes at the rate at which this quantity flows across or is created at the boundary of the domain. I find this idea beautiful because it is so basic. But once you specify details of the rate of creation you get a huge variety of phenomena." - Peter Lax

conceptual art; mathematics; science; technology

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