Math ImageryThe connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years. Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces. Dutch artist M.C. Escher represented infinity, Möbius bands, tessellations, deformations, reflections, Platonic solids, spirals, symmetry, and the hyperbolic plane in his works.

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Home > Kerry Mitchell: Mathematically-Inspired Images

"Wormhole," by Kerry Mitchell. ┬ęKerry Mitchell

This work was created using a technique very similar to that used in Penrose Pursuit image, also in this album. However, instead of drawing the lines forming the pursuit curves, this image was rendered buy shading the areas inside of the tiles. --- Kerry Mitchell

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American Mathematical Society