Celebrating Mathematics in Stone and Bronze: Umbilic Torus NC vs SC

Helaman Ferguson and Claire Ferguson
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 17–24 Regular papers


We celebrate mathematics with sculpture and sculpture with mathematics. What is unique about the mathematics that we want to celebrate with sculpture? Probably unseen infinite continua. For example, what is a celebration without π? Circles and π are ubiquitous in our sculpture, our umbilic tori, and elsewhere in mathematics.