David Reimann

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan, USA

I am interested in creating patterns that convey messages at multiple levels and scales using a wide variety of mathematical elements and media. I enjoy creating art that uses text to form geometric patterns and geometric patterns that form text. I am also very interested in using tessellations and other modular forms as the basis of interesting 2D patterns and 3D shapes.

Giuseppe Peano Curve
46 x 46 cm
Digital Print

This is a rendering of a picture of Giuseppe Peano using a single continuous Peano curve where the picture intensity has been translated into the thickness of the curve at the corresponding spatial location in the original image. The curve used is the 3rd level curve through a 243 by 243 grid.

Rhombic Trio
38 x 60 x 50 cm
Wood (Cherry) Veneer

Three models constructed using rhombi made from paper-backed cherry wood veneer connected at their corners using split-pin fasteners. Each rhombus replaces two adjacent triangles in a base polyhedron. The two smaller forms are based on the snub cube and snub dodecahedron (two of the Archimedean solids); they use 12 and 30 rhombi, respectively. The larger form is based on the snub rectified truncated icosahedron (a near miss Johnson solid) and uses 90 rhombi.