The 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.
Mathematicians and artists continue to create stunning works in all media and to explore the visualization of mathematics--origami, computer-generated landscapes, tesselations, fractals, anamorphic art, and more.
10" x 10" x 2.5", strips of ribbon, 2011
2014 Mathematical Art Exhibition
"I was drawn to modular origami by its structure and mathematical properties. More recently I found the Snapology technique by H. Strobl, which allows great creativity with very few rules using only strips of material… It has provided insights into mathematical ideas. "
This toroid shape is made from over 2400 strips of ribbon. It was the first non-convex shape I've made. I love the fact that there needs to be as many heptagons making the negative curvature in the center as there are pentagons around the outside. --- Faye Goldman (http://www.FayeGoldman.com)