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"A cm Pattern from a Minneapolis Skyline, (vertical format)," by Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University, CA

Ink jet on paper.

Fantastical samurai appeared when I used a photograph of the Minneapolis skyline on an autumn day in conjunction with wave functions adapted for cm patterns. --- Frank A. Farris

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American Mathematical Society