Pallavi Natarajan

Student
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Richmond, Virginia
I am a high school student and enjoy creating digital and fractal art. Through these creations, I have begun to realize the connections between math and art.
Swirling Supernova
30 x 30 cm
Archival print on paper from digital image
2019
This is a Newtonian type fractal. The polynomial coefficients used were -1,0,0,1 and the r value was 1+i. The coloring was chosen by using the set boundary exterior and choosing complementary colors. This artwork reminds me of a spiral galaxy and the lighter colored regions resemble butterflies up close.
Truchet DNA
30 x 30 cm
Archival print on paper from digital image
2019
This is an example of 4 types of Truchet tilings. The upper left image is of a DNA sequence that codes for diabetes, where each tile corresponds to a DNA base pair. The upper right image is a maze pattern, where the two complementary DNA base pairs (A and T, G and C) coded for the same tile. The bottom left is another example of the same, where the tilings were created by Cyril Smith's method. The image in the bottom right is another example of the classic Truchet tiling for a DNA diabetes sequence, however, the corresponding base pairs and tiles have been rotated.