Minimal Flowers

John M. Sullivan
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 395–398 Short Papers


This paper describes my sculptures Minimal Flower 3, an homage to Brent Collins, and its new cousin, Minimal Flower 4. They are both constructed as minimal surfaces spanning certain knotted boundary curves, with three-fold and four-fold rotational symmetry, respectively.