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)).