This Equation is Art

Peter Smith
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 317–318 Short Papers


In this paper I advance the notion that the depiction of a mathematical equation becomes a piece of art if its representation carries a narrative resonance that allows it to communicate with the viewer. Following Mullins [1] there is greater potential for an equation of importance and depth to carry this resonance well beyond any real world object that it may represent.