Karl Kattchee

Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI

The more art that I do, the more I sense that mathematics can be embedded in all aspects of the process. The richness of the world of artistic ideas and methods is vast and open to mathematical treatment.

I generally work with pencil, paper, scanner, camera, and computer to achieve my desired effects.

Three Strange Dreams
24" x 12"
digital print

This is derived from one of my other works---"Rings and Monoids"---by tiling the plane with it, capturing three closeups, and weaving them together to create these three images.

The viewer is invited to attempt reconstructing "Rings and Monoids" or to visualize a looping animation composed of these three frames. Or not, if you prefer.