Edmund Harriss

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Mathematician, Teacher, Artist, Maker. I like to play with the ways that the arts can reveal the often hidden beauty of mathematics and that mathematics can be used to produce interesting or beautiful art.

12x15 inches
Inkjet on Washi paper

Colour pattern created using the hierarchy of the Penrose tiling. The colours reflect those found when a Cherry (Sakura) leaf is fired in Japanese tenmoku glaze.

Oval with orthogonal lines
17x8x1 inches

A family of lines, all orthogonal to concentric ovals, cut into an oval of walnut.

Three studies in CNC milling
6x6x1, 4x4x4, 4x4x3 inches
Oak and red cedar

Three designs showing patterns that can be obtained running a CNC mill along lines. For the first two pieces the lines are defined purely mathematically. For the third the lines are constructed by an algorithm to lie at right angles to the grain.