MAA Found Math for the Week of February 4, 2013
MAA FOUND MATH: "Bended Circle Limit III," by Vladimir Bulatov was awarded Best photograph, painting, or print at the Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, California.
According to the official awards announcement:
"The work is a 24 x 24 inch digital print (2012). Bulatov, an artist from Corvallis, OR, describes the work: 'Circle Limit III is based on a tiling of the hyperbolic plane by identical triangles. The resulting tiling of 3D hyperbolic space creates 2D tiling on the infinity of hyperbolic 3D space, which is a Riemann sphere. The sphere is stereographically projected to the plane.' Bulatov says 'I have always been intrigued by the possibility of showing the intrinsic richness of the mathematical world, whose charm and harmony can really be appreciated by everyone.'"
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