Bridges 2012 Short Paper
Diptych View on The Spiral
(Proceedings pages 475–478)
Two short papers are linked here by the relationship of their
authors, lay people in mathematics, and by a same mathematical
object that inspired them independently in creating a couple of
works. The first author's passion for animals, even down to the
humble shell displaying the particularly beautiful spiral shape
that is a manifestation of mathematics in nature, informs her art
in Part I. In Part II the second author reasserts the value of the
past while embracing technology as a path to excellence and beauty.
Relevant stakes, challenges and opportunities are illustrated
by the enlargement of a previous spiral-shaped hand made work shown
at Bridges 2011 using a promising technology still in infancy.