Josep Rey Nadal

Mathematical and creative museographer
MMACA (Mathematics Museum of Catalonia)
La Garriga, Catalonia, Spain

Mathematician, former teacher, artist, mathematical and creative museographer of Mathematics Museum of Catalonia.

12 lemniscates
12 lemniscates
10 x 32 x 32 cm
plastic and brass

Knot made of 12 Bernoulli lemniscates that reveal to be a torus’ sections.

The idea comes from a previous work (meant for hands-on interaction) which were Borromean rings made with rigid material. Now, instead of three rings, we have 12 lemniscates also crisscrossed. The 12 lemniscates, that are the torus’ sections by an inner circle’s tangent plane and are distributed symmetrically, reveal their parent torus.
It tries to bring closer the mathematics of flexible objects, like knots, with rigid objects, in this case, the torus.