Nature-Patterns-Mathematical Concepts

My story began decades ago. It is a about my passion to understand structures and patterns found in the seen and invisible world. The insights I have gained underlie the conceptual framework for the body of my work.

My creative work bears a relation to the natural world and the mathematical patterns and structures found in natural forms.  Nature is a polyphonic symphony of rhythms, patterns, structures, colors and sounds.


I have experienced many adventures doing research in foreign countries: learned about Dot paintings and their significance

from the Aboriginal people in Australia; trained at the Vatican's private mosaic department where priests were busily engaged in producing magnificent mosaics in a technique unique to the Vatican; trained at mosaic studios in Italy; became totally immersed in creating my own mosaic art; the long drive from Istanbul to Ankara and Cappadocia enabled me to view breathtaking ancient mosaics and architecture; some were inlay of glazed ceramics others were Seljuk patterns carved in stucco. On my way from Istanbul to Bulgaria, I learn about ancient geometric patterns and their significance in mosques.

Yes, my journeys were scholarly adventures...I traveled alone on an unchartered path.


Bridging the connections between mathematics and art. Natural Forms have a beauty of a mathematical formal order.

They are patterns, structures and relationships. These connections can been seen in my paintings, sculptures and drawings and publications




Geometry: Is a clear and universal language. It is the vocabulary of nature. It reveals the seen and hidden patterns in our

universe. Geometry with color defines the pictorial space.

Patterns: are complex observable systems that have a mathematical formal order that may be visible or hidden from the naked eye.

Color: is an important component of my work. Color perception is a series of wavelengths of light that our brain processes.

We experience different wavelengths as different colors.

Line: is a progression of points moving in space over time. Markings of line represent transition and change as an expression of nature and the universe. 

Space: our understanding of space is a perceptual and intellectual knowledge. It is observable in the structure of nature,

and of planets and the arrangement of the spiral galaxy. In curved hyperbolic space, which is non-Euclidean, is the concept

of space/time. It is the Fourth-dimension which is three dimensional space plus time.

Time: is represented as the concept of infinity. It describes something that is unlimited and can never be reached. 









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