Artist: Peter Raedschelders
The combination of art and mathematics is my hobby; I am neither artist nor mathematician. The artworks I make are prints made from hand-made drawings.
Seals (print, 30 x 42 cm)
Stars (print, 30 x 42 cm)
|I have been highly influenced by the work of M.C. Escher, but I try to find mathematical ideas that Escher never used. Most of my works are tilings (such as Ducks, 1995), but some are prints with an unusual perceptive (such as Space ).
I found the tile for Ducks during an attempt to find a solution to the unsolved problem of an aperiodic set of tilings with only one tile. (An aperiodic set of tilings is a set of tilings where every possible tiling is non-periodic.)
Ducks (print, 30 x 42 cm, 1995)
Vogels (print, 30 x 42 cm)
|Ducks is a non-periodic tiling with only one tile, but periodic tilings are also possible.
|We usually use three vanishing points to draw a cube in correct perspective. In Space, I used four vanishing points to draw the cube: one to the left, one to the right, one up and one down.
Space (print, 30 x 42 cm, 1994)
Turtles (print, 30 x 42 cm)
|To make this clear, I placed several cubes next to one other and on top of one other. Afterwards I placed some "space-animals" in it to give it more depth. Space consists of 54 triangles, all with the same pattern of lines.
All artwork ©Peter Raedschelders.
| Homage to Escher |
| gallery entrance |
| past exhibitions |
| Leonardo On-Line |