Francesco De Comité

Associate Professor of Computer Science
University of Sciences, Lille (France)
Lille, France

Manipulation of digital images, and use of ray-tracing software can help you to concretize mathematical concepts. Either for giving you an idea of how a real object will look or to represent imaginary landscapes only computers can handle.

Things become yet more interesting, when you can transform your two-dimensional dream objects in real three dimensional sculptures. You can then handle your creations, and look at them from an infinity of view angles.

Organic Pi
60 x 80 cm
Digital print on cardboard

Starting from the bottom, each digit of Pi is represented by a set of tangent circles. Representations of following digits stand on top of the previous ones. An experience of figuring an infinite description in a compact form.

Queen Clytemnestra Ceremonial Breast Plate
60 x 80 cm
Digital Print on cardboard

According to the Apocryphal Iliad, this type of ornament was worn by Queen Clytemnestra at the funerals of her daughter Iphigenia.

Mathematically speaking, the copper bones are derived from Galperin's billiard method of computing the digits of Pi.