Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Towson University
Towson, Maryland, USA
I am interested in Persian geometric art and its historical methods of construction, which I explore using the computer software Geometer's Sketchpad. I then create digital artworks from these geometric constructions primarily using the computer software PaintShopPro.
"Calm" is an artwork based on the “Modularity” concept presented in an article by Reza Sarhangi, Modules and Modularity in Mosaic Patterns, the Journal of the Symmetrion (Symmetry: Culture and Science), Volume 19, Numbers 2-3, 2008. Another article in this regard would be Sarhangi, R., S. Jablan, and R. Sazdanovic, Modularity in Medieval Persian Mosaics: Textual, Empirical, Analytical, and Theoretical Considerations, 2004 Bridges Proceedings. The set of modules with extra cuts used to create this artwork is presented in this figure: http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/sites/gallery.bridgesmathart.org/files/Reza/Calm_figure.jpg