Reza Sarhangi

Professor of Mathematics
Towson University
Towson, Maryland, USA

I am interested in Persian geometric art and its historical methods of construction, which I explore using the computer software Geometer's Sketchpad. I then create digital artworks from these geometric constructions primarily using the computer software PaintShopPro.

Tray of Love
Tray of Love
30 x 30 cm

Tray of Love is an artwork based on a design in the class of Decagram Interlocking Star Polygons. The common element for the course of study in this class is a special ten-pointed star polygon. This special
concave polygon, which is called a decagram for convenience, is the dominant geometric shape of a series of polyhedral tessellations that all consist of the same common motifs. The decagram can be created through the rotation of two concentric congruent regular pentagons.