Christopher Hanusa

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics Department, Queens College of the City University of New York
Queens, New York, USA
I enjoy visualizing mathematical objects and creating objects algorithmically. I am inspired by abstract forms, geometrical shapes, and my mathematical interests which include the theory of reflection groups and combinatorics. A key emphasis of my art is the play between randomness and deliberation.
The New Normal
6 x 20 x 20 cm
3D Printed Full Color Sandstone
2017
“The New Normal” is piece of generative art based on the two-dimensional normal probability distribution and a random Voronoi decomposition of the base. As you approach this sculpture from the side, this artwork appears to be whole, comprised of sturdy geometric columns. However, upon standing up close and overhead, the viewer realizes that a fair number of columns are missing, especially with the contrast between the multicolored columns and the black base. This artwork is inspired by the human condition where an exterior projection of wholeness hides the interior tension between personal strengths and weaknesses.

Designed in Mathematica, printed by Shapeways. View a 3D rendering on Sketchfab: https://skfb.ly/6nBwr
Tortoise Torus
4 x 13 x 13 cm
3D Printed Full Color Sandstone
2017
“Tortoise Torus” is piece of generative art that seeks to emulate the patterns of a tortoise shell on the surface of a torus. A random Voronoi decomposition of the surface of the torus forms the basis for the tortoise shell pattern. The height function on each scute is based on the distance to the boundary.

Designed in Mathematica, printed by Shapeways. View a 3D rendering on Sketchfab: https://skfb.ly/66Ntx