# Anne Burns

Professor of Mathematics, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Department of Mathematics, Long Island University

Brookville, NY 11548

I began life as an art major. Much later I became interested in mathematics. When I bought my first computer I found that I could combine my love of art with my love of mathematics. The possibilities are endless.

Gold Columns

12' X 16'

2011

Seven vertical lines define the center of each of the columns: x = -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3 and -1<=y<=1. Attached to a sequence of points on each column is a vector whose length and direction are determined by a complex function f(x+iy). The color and transparency of the vector are functions of arctan(Im(f)/Re(f)).

Creamy Blocks

12 " X 16"

Digital print

2011

Attached to each point in a sequence of points along the lines y = ±x is a vector whose length and direction are determined by a complex function h(x+iy). The color and transparency of the vector are functions of arctan(Im(h)/Re(h)).