Math and Art: A Visual Proof

November 19, 2014 6:59 PM

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I was walking in lower Manhattan when I ran into a colleague. We got to talking, and he innocently asked, "So, what are you doing these days?" I told him, "I'm an artist." He was caught off guard, since he knows my background. The truth is, I've always been an artist, just labeled a "mathematician."

From theoretical math to running a hedge fund, in the eyes of others, my world has always focused on numbers. As I described my new craft to my friend, what seemed so natural to me was a stretch for him. Math and art appear to be diametric opposites -- one describes awe-inspiring beauty and the othe...

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