David Reimann

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan

I enjoy giving visual representations to abstract mathematical concepts such as number, form, and process. I often use patterns that convey messages at multiple levels and scales using a wide variety of mathematical elements and media. Some of my work contains fine detail that allows the art to be viewed differently depending on the distance between the viewer and the art. Another prevalent theme in my work is symmetry, where the overall pattern is created by repeated rotation or translation of a smaller very similar units. My overall goal in creating art is to share the beauty and wonder I see in mathematics.

Integer Sequence Rosettes
51 x 51 cm
Digital Print

The image shows a sampler of nine rosettes based on integer sequences. From left to right and top to bottom, the sequences depicted are: A139056, A008965, A036492, A268448, A000217, A002385, A002982, A000045, and A014224; these are the absolute catalog numbers of the sequences used as given in the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS). The sizes of the petal rings in each flower are from the sequence values less than 600. The symmetry is equal to the largest value in the sequence less than or equal to 10. The triadic color scheme used in each rosette is also derived from the sequence.