Mike Naylor

Artistic Director
Vanvikan, Norway

I enjoy creating artwork with mathematical content which prompts the audience to think deeper and look for relationships and meaning. Mathematical artwork should be both beautiful and thought-provoking.

Elements, book 1
Elements, book 1
20 x 90 cm
Digital print

Euclid's Elements is one of the most important works every created. This artwork represents the propositions in the first book, from construction of an equilateral triangle (number 1) to the Pythagorean Theorem and its inverse (numbers 47 and 48). Constructions of the propositions are colored and presented on a papyrus background.