fibonacci Venus - screenprint

fibonacci venus

You are more beautiful than the Fibonacci sequence …. Italian mathematician Fibonacci (c.1175-1250) analysed the growth of a population of rabbits based on idealized assumptions.  The result was a sequence of numbers which have become known as the Fibonacci sequence. In the Fibonacci sequence, each number is the sum of the previous two numbers.  This sequence…

fugue - screenprint

fugue

In 1964, an article in a journal called the Fibonacci Quarterly demonstrated that Bach’s composition The Art of Fugue exploits the Fibonacci sequence of numbers that recurs again and again in the natural world: in the spiral patterns visible in sunflowers and pine cones, and in the expanding coil of the nautilus shell Screenprint Varied…

elements of trigonometry - collage

elements of trigonometry

Collages inspired by the beauty of trigonometry, the branch of mathematics that descibes relationships between the sides and angles of triangles. The collages incorporate pages from “The Elements of Trigonometry” by W. Emerson, 1788 and features a 19th century wood engraving, familiar from the work of Fornasetti. Collage – vintage book paper, screenprint, origami paper,…

poisson distribution - cyanotype

poisson distribution

Old Operations Researchers don’t die … they just make terrible puns. So how long do you have to wait in a queue before being served?  If we model customer arrivals by the Poisson probability distribution, only whole numbers of customers will arrive (helpful) and the arrival time between customers will be random and distributed exponentially. …

the science of art ii

the science of art ii

Mathematicians since Euclid have studied the properties of the golden ratio, also called the golden mean or golden section. Two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. The Greek letter phi represents the golden ratio: 1.6180339887. Artists…

the science of art i

the science of art i

Mathematicians since Euclid have studied the properties of the golden ratio, also called the golden mean or golden section. Two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. The Greek letter phi represents the golden ratio: 1.6180339887. Artists…

richard feynman quote

To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature. … If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in. -richard feynman