Random design nº 41. The stochastic museum shelf.

Sufi dancers and a sphere on a homogenic Poisson grid  background (Thanks RStudio)

The Poisson point process creates a random mathematical object – here the 6×6 color grid – and is named after a Frenchman who neither discovered or studied it. Go figure!

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Random design 40

Happenstance! The conjunction of my passing by a morning glory a few days ago while working on this week’s randomized minimal surface. Math & Nature bring randomness to new levels of appreciation.


Random design #39

From marble to metal, organic to man-made, randomly-designed minimal surfaces expand and intertwine in strange and mysterious patterns.


Random design 38

When a random surface turns into musical notes.

The bottom musical score is also a random-chosen fraction of Mozart Wiegenlied #281


Random design 37 – Mechanical flowers

A strange flower popped up on the wall of my “virtual’ gallery this morning!

Actually, this one is made of several reshuffled, recursive iterations of the same randomized minimal surface.

Random romanticism? Mathematical waterlily? Mathematics and randomness are full of unsung treasures.


Random design 36.

Random thought association – looking at this glowing quaste randomly reshuffled in front of a symmetrical and repetitive pattern made me think of a Moroccan hammam!

A quaste is this magical tassel-like shape mathematicians are mesmerized by. Its equation can be 3 lines long! The beautiful shape that came from randomly reshuffling the parameters reminds me of the copper Moroccan seem to be so fond of and that you can find in many of their ornate bathhouses.

Or maybe, I should call it digital tribute to Gerome or Delacroix?


Random design #35 – Pacific paradise

A combination of Chmutov surfaces and parabolae equations randomly shuffled and rearranged together.

Why Pacific paradise? Maybe some random subconscious association, maybe the Tiki-like figures by the window? Randomness comes in many colors!



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Have a great Labor Day week end!


Random design #34 – The lady and the rose

Of course this not a lady nor a rose.

This is what happen when you random SurfShuffle the parameters of a sphere. Inspiring! Thx Alejandro, algebraic geometry took me to places I didn’t know existed.



Random design #33

Do curves attract each other? Alejandro Baranek’s Surfer shuffle program that creates random algebraic surfaces seems to agree as all lines converge to create beautiful self-contained objects.

The law of attraction at work? I’ll call this one “The Kiss”. Reminds me of a Rodin sculpture somewhere.