-Additional work not in the exhibition-
“Angels and Devils”
Digital print, 12" x 14", 2007.
"Angels and Devils" is a digital artwork based on a fractal arrangement of circles
within circles. Two half-scale circles are placed within the starting circle and
rotated by an angle of π/4 in opposite directions. These steps are then repeated
in the smaller circles, etc. The motifs pay homage to one of M.C. Escher's most
famous prints, "Circle Limit IV", which also contains angel and devil motifs.
Escher's print is based on hyperbolic geometry, which distorts the motifs as they
get smaller. All of the tiles in "Angels and Devils" are similar in the Euclidean
Robert Fathauer, Small business owner, puzzle designer, and artist, Tessellations Company
Robert Fathauer makes limited-edition prints inspired by tiling, fractals, and
knots. He employs mathematics in his art to express his fascination with certain
aspects of our world, such as symmetry, complexity, chaos, and infinity. His artworks
are created on a Macintosh computer, primarily using the commercial programs FreeHand
and Photoshop. More recently, he has been exploring fractal arrangements of polyhedra.