Zahra Sayed

Postgraduate Research Student
Centre for Visual Computing, University of Bradford
Bradford, UK

Integrating and visualizing mathematics and Islamic geometric patterns in 3D.

3D Islamic geometric motif tessellation
30 x 20 x 5 cm

This is a unique adaptation of mathematics and shape grammar (computational method), automated by a programming language, Python. I am a PhD student researching on generating 3D Islamic geometric motifs by only using one regular polygon in the entire generation of a single motif and mapping them onto a given 3D surface. The use of symmetry, creates both the aesthetic appeal and mathematical insight of the wonder of Islamic art. The hexagonal Islamic motif (repeating unit) is created by a single hexagon, using Euclidean transformations and boolean operations. It is tessellated in the hexagonal grid to form the 3x3 tessellation.