Dan Bach

3D Math Artist / Interactive Book Author
dansmathshop
Oakland, CA, USA
I'm Dan Bach, former college mathematics teacher from California. After using Mathematica for over 25 years in the classroom, teacher workshops, and conference talks, I am now a 3D math artist and interactive book author. My students have been known to create mathematical graphics, movies, and sounds; either as class assignments or purely for pleasure. The present work involves vector calculus, number theory, geometry, and visual composition. I hope all the art at this show inspires you to go out and create some of your own!
Slinky Spheres
40 x 45 cm
Inkjet Print on Canvas
2017
Twenty colored spheres are surrounded by ten greenish, slinky-like toroidal helices. The helices also follow paths traced out by linear combinations of the normal and binormal vectors to the curve joining the centers of the spheres. This makes a kind of a symbiotic-geometric relationship between the solid objects and the surrounding safety net. Do you see a pattern for the colors of the spheres?