Matjuska Teja Krasek

"Life, the Universe, and Everything"

Digital print, 37cm X 29cm, 2007.

A composition based on the interplay of six Penrose thick rhombs produces a quasicube
filled with various geometic shapes and expresses perceptual instability.

"Infinite Curl 7"

Digital print, 25.2cm X 25.6cm, 2006.

The image represents the behavior of mathematical feedback loops, and more
particularly the iteration of a complex function. The figure is our rendition of a
visually interesting quartic variant of a Ushiki Phoenix Julia set. As with other fractals,
the image exhibits a wealth of detail upon successive magnifications.
The image ‘Infinite Curl 7’ has been made in collaboration with Dr. Clifford Pickover,
the author of more than thirty books about mathematics, art, and science.

"Chocolate Cathedral"

Digital print, 36.1cm X 35.8cm, 2006

Luck of the draw: a triangulation of the square in 12 steps. The first step draws a
diagonal (later smoothed to a curve). At each subsequent step, one triangle is chosen at
random and one of its three medians drawn at random (with two more smoothings for
aesthetic purposes).
The image ‘Chocolate Cathedral’ is collaboration with Dr. Barry Cipra, a well known
freelance mathematics writer based in Northfield, Minnesota.

"Cosmic Snowflake"

Digital print, 24cm X 23cm, 2006

Hexagonal symmetry of a snowflake combined with a fractal origin of growth in living
organisms expresses the symbiosis of geometrical and organic in Cosmos.

"Golden Hearts"

Digital print, 26.9cm X 25.6cm, 1998/2006

The implicit decagon constitued of five smaller decagons expresses tenfold and fivefold
rotational symmetry. The image where golden heart-like shapes are exposed shows the
richness of relations between the decagons, pentagonal stars, Penrose rhombs, kites and
darts with the golden ratio used several times as a scale factor.

Matjuska Teja Krasek
freelance artist.

"Matjuška Teja Krašek holds a B.A. degree in painting from Arthouse - College for
Visual Arts, Ljubljana, and is a freelance artist who lives and works in Ljubljana,
Her theoretical as well as practical work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking
concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially
those constituting Penrose tilings. The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner
relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon.
Krasek’s artworks also illustrate certain properties as golden mean relations,
selfsimilarity, fivefold symmetry, Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity and perceptual
ambiguity. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting

Matjuška Teja Krašek can be contacted at