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Michel Tombroff (BE)

Pi

2017
Two wood panels, wood sticks, black acrylic paint
2 pcs, 1: 100 x 100 cm

The number Pi, also written as \(\pi\), is one of the best known in mathematics. The first approximations of Pi date back 4,000 years to the Babylonians to estimate the perimeter of the circle. To date, the number of known decimal places of Pi is 31 trillion. 

\(\pi\) represents the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter. Despite the simplicity of its definition, there is no pattern to its decimals: 

\[\pi = 3,141592653589793…\]

Michel Tombroff’s work highlights the contrast between the pure ratio of a circle and its diameter, and the complexity of the Pi decimals, represented here by wooden sticks.

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