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Fractal Cylinder 2, by Daniel Gries (Hopkins School, New Haven, CT)

11.5" x 22", Giclee print from JavaScript-generated digital image, 2012

In Fractal Cylinder 2, curves are drawn along waist curves, colored by a radial gradient. Low alpha values create differing densities and transparency. -- Daniel Gries

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American Mathematical Society