Suman Vaze

Artist - Teacher of Mathematics
King George V School, English Schools Foundation
Hong Kong

I seek to depict interesting mathematical truths, curiosities and puzzles in simple, visually descriptive ways. Mathematical amusements inspire the color and form in my paintings, and I try to strike a balance between the simplicity of the concepts and their depiction in art. The logic and balance of the discipline is beautiful, and I like art that both stills and stimulates the mind – these are the qualities I strive to capture in my work.

Number Sequences - Hexagonal
26" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas

1,6,15,28,45,66,91,120,153,190,231,276,325,378,435,496,561,630,703,780,…..has a growing hexagonal shape. However, the digital roots of this sequence are 1,6,6,1,9,3,1,3,9,1,6,6,1,9,3,1,3,9,1,6,…. a repeating sequence with nine terms with a partially palindromic quality which fits in nicely within the constraints of a 24x26 canvas. I have depicted two strands of eighteen terms each of the sequence of the digital roots. They both start from the centre top of the canvas and go counter-clockwise.