# Suman Vaze

Teacher of Mathematics

King George V School

Hong Kong

I seek to depict interesting mathematical truths, curiosities and puzzles in visually descriptive ways. Mathematical amusements inspire the colour and form in my paintings, and I try to strike a balance between the concepts and their depiction in art.

Persistence of Shape (Juggernaut)

24in x 36in

Acrylic on canvas

2013

“Are there four shapes, no two of them alike (mirror images not considered different), that can be put together in four different ways to make larger replicas of each shape?” This question was first asked by C. Dudley Langford and passed on to Martin Gardner. This is the hexomino solution to the replication problem evocative of Jagganath of Puri.

The Persistence of Shape

16in x 32in

Acrylic on canvas

2013

“Are there four shapes, no two of them alike (mirror images not considered different), that can be put together in four different ways to make larger replicas of each shape?” This question was first asked by C. Dudley Langford and passed on to Martin Gardner. This is the octomino solution.

The Persistence of Shape (The Life of Pi)

36in x 24in

Acrylic on canvas

2013

“Are there four shapes, no two of them alike (mirror images not considered different), that can be put together in four different ways to make larger replicas of each shape?” This question was first asked by C. Dudley Langford and passed on to Martin Gardner. This is the tetrabolo solution to the replication problem.