Karen Yokley

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Elon University
Elon, NC

I am interested in how the beauty of mathematics can be represented using different media and different color palettes. My work is influenced by my career as an applied mathematician as well as my general interest in aesthetics.

Golden Approximation
Golden Approximation
8in x 10in
acrylic paint

The painting depicts the approximation of a golden spiral. Because of the medium and artistic interest, the spiral was not generated digitally and was sketched roughly then painted to represent the idea of noise and approximation. The additional spirals were painted to add a looseness to this effect and to incorporate the (traditionally) complementary colors of blue and orange.