Tiled Artworks Based on the Goldbach Conjecture

Sharol Nau
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 191–194


A simply, stated though still unproved, mathematical conjecture by Christian Goldbach is utilized to make two-dimensional artworks. Tile patterns with even numbers of tiles are divided into two sets. Each set consists of a prime number of tiles that reflects Goldbach's conjecture that any even number greater than two has at least one pair of primes that sum to that number.