Mathematical Artist

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rofessor of Mathematics David Bachman’s artwork was recently featured in the group exhibition “Seeing the Unseen: Math and Art” at Chaffey College’s Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. Bachman used computer-aided design software to implement a variety of mathematical algorithms, and the results were made physical by a pen plotter. Of this process Bachman explained that the results “are sometimes precise, pre-planned shapes, but often they are things that have evolved from the mathematics in ways I could not exactly predict, imitating nature.”