Ian Sammis

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA

Over the last few years I've moved from creating images to debug codes to an active interest in mathematical art. I am particularly interested in creating visualizations of data and of mathematical structures, and more broadly in the creation of art directly from code.

20" square
Digital print on metal

The image is an extreme close-up of four of the hundredth roots of unity. The colors create level sets of the magnitude of z^100-1; each color ramp is a factor of two.

Snail Shell
20" square
Digital Print on metal

It has long been observed that a logarithmic spiral describes a snail shell quite well. I created this image as part of a series of pieces based upon logarithmic spirals.