“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres” explained Pythagoras, as if the great mathematician himself was describing one of Townley’s hypnotizing works of kinetic art when he made this statement.
Gears and wheels propel her geometric sculptures into another realm, one where art is not only something to see, but also something to experience.
A native of the Netherlands, Townley has been enchanted by geometric shapes ever since childhood. Her interest led her to discover the works of fellow Dutchman, M. C. Escher, quite possibly the most famous graphic artist in the world. His “impossible” sketches and repetitive patterns inspired her to explore the geometric side of art.
Townley’s innate passion for geometry, guided by her fascination of engineering and science, makes for art that is half mechanical, half trompe l’oeil. It is at once mesmerizing, intriguing, and difficult to fathom. Above all, it's the sheer simplicity of her designs that make Townley's art so beautiful.