Expressive Geometries of Curvature

Brent Collins
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2004)
Pages 157–164


Surfaces can be modulated with undulating curvatures to create dance abstractions of surprising naturalism. Apart from needing to convey a global impression of expressive movement, this resonance of naturalism seems to emerge from a subtly coherent interplay of lateral and longitudinal undulations.