‘Zeros and Ones’

A visual exploration of the binary system. The modern binary number system was discovered by Gottfried Leibniz in 1679 and appears in his article:Explication de l’Arithmétique Binaire. Leibniz’s system uses 0 and 1, like the modern binary numeral system. As a Sinophile, Leibniz was aware of the Yijing  and noted with fascination how its hexagrams correspond to the binary numbers from 0 to 111111, he concluded that this mapping was evidence of major Chinese accomplishments in the sort of philosophical mathematics he admired.


Mixed Media on wood. 3′ X 4′