Monday, January 12, 2009

Geting Tired of all this War Stuff

Here is how I feel about it:



The sculpture was created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd in 1980 and was a gift from the government of Luxembourg presented to the United Nations in 1988. It is located in the Visitor's Plaza, facing First Avenue at 45th Street, New York.

There are replicas in Lausanne, London, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Berlin, as well as in South Africa. There should be a replica in every capital city of the world, and in every school.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Trefoil from 2005

Playing with Maple back in May 2005 I found this pretty trefoil which I encountered again today digging through some backup CD's looking for something else. Hope you enjoy it.

May Trefoil
(click on image to see it larger)


Friday, November 28, 2008

Squares on a grid

Over on Yahoo!Answers someone asked how many squares could be drawn on a 8 by 8 grid. I didn't have a clue so I wrote a program to generate them all and count as it went. The answer turned out to be 540. The image of all those squares is quite nice so I thought I would share it here:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Polyhedron from the inside.

Several people liked the swimming tadpoles, so here is another animated graphic. This one I created. It it is based on the snub dodecahedron. A stellated version of the entire polyhedron was projected from the center to a rectangle (like a Mercator projection of the earth), while the object rotated. Here it is:






Sunday, June 8, 2008

Swimming Tadpoles

This is a test to see if tadpoles can swim in this blog.
But why are there 4 blank lines at the top?







End of test. It appears that they can. They were created by Patrick Snels whose other art and design work you can find by clicking here. If you can explain, or tell me how to remove the 4 blank lines above the image, please do so.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Rita's Dog Blog

Rita is our oldest dog and recently she and I had a heart-to-heart. It seems she has started her own blog here: http://rita314.wordpress.com. Her blog will include all dog-related stuff, especially dog-art. Actually this is good because it should free me up to write about other things, including Mexico, other art, geometry or whatever else strikes my fancy. Rita's most recent post is about portraits of dogs, click here to see it.

So, to make it very clear, there will be no more dog-art on this blog, instead it will (by mutual agreement) be on Rita's blog, see above.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Land of the Free

Today I learned a startling fact: 1 out of every 133 people in the United States of America is in prison, incarcerated, behind bars! This is the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. By comparison Mexico imprisons 1 out of every 505 people. The incarceration rate of the United States is nearly 4 times higher than that of Mexico.

What does that say about the 'land of the free'?

You can view an interactive world map showing incarceration rates of different nations by clicking here. Sources are given on that graphic.