# Andreia Hall and Prudência Leite

We are interested in linking Mathematics with art using different mediums. Presently we are using patchwork and quilting techniques to reproduce mathematical ideas. The present work explores recursions.

The mathematical model underlying this work is called Sierpinski's
Triangle, after the Polish mathematician Waclaw Sierpinski who
described some of its interesting properties in 1916. Among these
is its fractal or recursive character.

Sierpinski's Triangle has been used by many artists. We recreate
the triangle through patchwork, using floral designs which
contrast with plain black fabric along the recursion. In one of
the iterations we also use three repetitive plain colours which
contrast with the free floral designs of the other iterations.

Finally the triangle is freed from its rigidity through appliqué
stretching throughout the whole work.