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Home > Frank Farris :: Seeing Symmetry

"Mossy Frogs and Granite Bugs Spiral on a Globe," by Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University, CA

Digital print on aluminum, 24" x 20", 2015

The pattern in the background of this image does not exactly have color-reversing symmetry. The source photograph of granite and moss is only vaguely color-reversing when you turn it upside down: the greens turn into grays. Still, when I used it with a formula that would yield color-reversing symmetry, it led to the two similar-but-different shapes: frogs and bugs. Then I wound the pattern onto a sphere in a spiral pattern. I added the purple haze by hand, using Photoshop. --- Frank A. Farris

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American Mathematical Society