2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings

# Maria Mannone

## Artists

## Statement

My work combines the classical theme of still life with parametric equations represented with Mathematica software. For each image, there is a code. The images have been superposed through Keynote. This work highlights how the mathematical investigation can bring new blood to classical themes, and how mathematics can always be a living being that inspires artistic production. This work may be suitable for students to show the variety of shapes we can get by changing a few parameters. Example: ParametricPlot3D[{1.2^u (2 + Cos[v]) Cos[u*0.3]*1.5,1.2^u (2 + Cos[v]) Sin[u*0.3]*1.5, (1.2^u Sin[v] - 0.01*1.2^u)*1.2}, {u, 0, 30 Pi}, {v,0, 30 Pi}, PlotPoints->30, Mesh->None, Axes-> None,PlotRange->All,Boxed->False], and coffee-tone ColorFunction.