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"A Strawberry Lemon Spiral," by Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University, CA

Ink jet on paper, 2015.

This image started life as a wallpaper pattern with symmetry group p2, based on a photograph of strawberries with a cut of lemon. After scaling it correctly, I applied the complex exponential map to wind it around the origin, creating a spiral of yellows, greens, and reds. I particularly enjoy how the lemon became a string of yellow wax beans, while the strawberries turned into peppermint candies. --- Frank Farris

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