Jana Kopfová

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mathematical Institute of the Silesian University Opava, Czech Republic
Opava, Czech Republic

As a child, I dreamed to study mathematics and art. I became a profesional mathematician and my love of art is my hobby.

I am trying to spread the beauty of mathematics through all what I do - through my lectures, through math circles to high school students, through animated movies about math, which I helped to create, and lately also through silk paintings. I love flowers and geometrical designs and playing with the technique a colors.

Flower fractals I
20 x 20 x 1 cm
Silk paint

Do you see a Sierpinskii carpet? How much is it possible to destroy the regular mathematical structure e.g. of a fractal and one will still see the basic idea? Question, which motivated me to made this artwork, part I.