Christopher Hanusa

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics Department, Queens College of the City University of New York
Queens, New York, USA

I am drawn to the beauty of mathematics, the elegance of precision, and the aesthetics of randomness. Inspired by images from mathematical research and "found math", I generate art algorithmically using a computer, aiming to expand the seed of an idea into a general phenomenon. A key emphasis of my art is the play between randomness and deliberation.

Padovan Mountains
Padovan Mountains
7 x 20 x 19 cm
3D Printed Full Color Sandstone

This fractal sculpture is made of spirals of regular tetrahedra whose side lengths are determined by the Padovan sequence. Continued indefinitely the spirals would form a triangular variant of the Harriss Spiral, while the packing by the bases of the tetrahedra can be expanded to an equilateral triangle tessellation of the plane.

Designed in Mathematica, printed by Shapeways. View a 3D rendering on Sketchfab:

25 x 25 cm
Digital print on paper

This image is a generative piece of art inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian. The curve is a spline based on a random set of control points. The upper and lower Riemann sums for the curve are generated for randomly chosen subintervals. Additional rectangles are placed randomly, and colors in the style of Mondrian are added randomly to complete the effect.