Ayelet Sapirstein


My art is based on mathematical theorems. I’ve created portraits of mathematicians based on their theorems, made of different materials. The challenge to create portraits under these mathematical constraints is similar to solving mathematical problems, and has allowed me to translate the beauty of solving mathematical problems into visual art.

Triangulated Delaunay
Triangulated Delaunay
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Wood background, nails, "Wire wrapping" wire.

This is a portrait of mathematician Boris Delaunay using his famous “Delaunay triangulation” algorithm. After choosing points on the plane, appearing as nails in the artwork, the algorithm splits the plane into triangles whose vertices are said points. Thus we get a dialog between the artist choosing the points and the algorithm choosing how to connect them with the rest of the work.