Matjuska Teja Krasek

"Silky Whisperings"

Digital print, 36.1×34.5 cm, 2006

The image expresses five-fold and ten-fold rotational symmetry. A decagonal space is filled with a combination of Penrose tiles from P2 and P3 Penrose tilings (kites and thin rhombs). We can observe interlaced pentagonal stars, selfsimilarity and golden mean relations.

"Infinite Curl 7"

Digital print, 25.2×25.6 cm, 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.

"Chocolate Cathedral"

Digital print, 36.1×35.8 cm, 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).

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, Slovenia. 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. 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. The image 'Chocolate Cathedral' is collaboration with Dr. Barry Cipra, a freelance mathematics writer.

Matjuška Teja Krašek can be contacted at