Andreia Hall & Prudência Leite

Associate Professor of Mathematics/Freelance artist
University of Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal
We are interested in linking Mathematics with Art using different mediums. Presently we are using patchwork and quilting techniques to reproduce mathematical elements. For instance, we used Voronoi diagrams, fractals and symmetry to create patchwork paterns. The present work explores Voronoi diagrams resembling floral designs.
Floral Voronoi I
55x55 cm
Vintage fabrics, sewing threads and accessories.
2010
This work uses patchwork and quilting techniques and is based on a Voronoi diagram which was built in such a way that it resembles a floral picture with two big flowers. Voronoi diagrams are a special kind of decomposition of the plane into regions (cells) determined by the smallest distance to a specified discrete set of points (called the Voronoi sites). In this work, the Voronoi sites are creatively explored through sewing and application of other material such as lace and felt.
Floral Voronoi II
55x55 cm
vintage fabrics, sewing threads and accessories.
2010
This work uses patchwork and quilting techniques and is based on a Voronoi diagram which was built in such a way that it resembles a floral picture with four flowers. Voronoi diagrams are a special kind of decomposition of the plane into regions (cells) determined by the smallest distance to a specified discrete set of points (called the Voronoi sites). In this work, the Voronoi sites are creatively explored through sewing and application of other material such as lace and felt.