Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Math in art

Poi is very mathematical, believe it or not! For this post, I'm going to be using flowers for demonstration.(obviously)

take three circles, smash them together, and what do you get?
Now, take a look at the middle portion.
look familiar?
that's a triquetra!

now take four (crappily drawn) circles
Highlight the middle portion
does THAT look familiar?
you bet it does!

A flower is just a circle folded in on itself, the amount of petals on a flower shows how much it was folded in on itself! For example, a four petal flower has been folded four times, at the tip of each petal. If you took the outside points of a flower, and reversed them, you'd have a proper (rather large) circle! 

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