Radmila Sazdanovic

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
Radmila Sazdanovic is a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania whose art is inspired by her research. Rich geometric structures found in tessellations of the hyperbolic plane, knots, and diagrammatic representations of algebraic structures that appear in categorifications, together with the ideas and methods used in mathematics, are in the core of Radmila's mathematical art. She has published many articles unveiling the beauty of mathematics, symmetry of knots and tessellations, and placing mathematical models in the broader context of cultural heritage.

Her photography received a special recognition from the Upstream People Gallery, and her mathematical art appeared at the Joint Mathematics Meetings Exhibitions from 2008-2012, as well as Knotting Mathematics and Art exhibition in the Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida 2007, and Mathematics and Art Exhibit, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, 2010.
Eridanus
15x15in
Digital Print
2012
Eridanus is a hyperbolic constellation reminiscent of the river Po, governed by the symmetries of the tessellation (3,4,8,4). Overlapping is a result of asymmetrically placed motif that is larger than the fundamental domain.
Disoriented
15.15in
Digital Print
2012
Disoriented is a tessellation (3,4,3,4,4) in the Poincare disk model. Fundamental domain contains a yellow circle with another smaller circle inside it, inspired by Slavik Jablan's work "Square on square".
Lava
15x15in
Digital Print
2011
Lava is is an emanation of one of the two realizations of the (4,4,4,6) tessellation of the Poincare disk model. It was used as a starting point for several computer graphics, including Worlds and Starts, Ladders, and Crossroads.