Steve Pomerantz

Mathematician / Artist / Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
Artist -
Brooklyn, NY 11217

I study the interplay between Art and Math. Sacred geometry is at the heart of a thousand years of art and architecture as represented in mosques, temples and cathedrals around the world. In its search of perfection and countless symmetries it achieves a beauty inspired by divine motivation. Sacred art represents an application of the basic principles of geometry. Constructions discovered by the ancient Greek mathematicians are merged with craftsmanship to produce paintings and mosaics of infinite variety. I explore the intersection of this art form with classical geometry by allowing the art to motivate a discussion of geometric fundamentals and while using the math to enhance an appreciation of the art and suggest generalizations.

45 x 60 cm

A basic tessellation of hexagons, squares and triangles is highlighted with cosmati inspired mosaic edges. The individual tiles are filled in with a range of regular tiling patterns as well. The piece merges the art of christian and islamic history on top of a traditional tessellation.