Geometric shapes are not limited only to the figurative aspect, they can also play active roles, for instance, serving in microelectronics to build operational printed circuits such as: small inductors (magnified, fig. a below), resistors (fig. b) and capacitors (fig. c). (image taken from my book “Almanach du Mathématicien en Herbe“)
A math-magic article I wrote for the German magazine Zeit Wissen: with the 13 triangular and square pieces (fig. 1) it is possible to form two large squares shown in fig. 2. Though the second large square has an extra piece the dimensions of the squares seem to be the same! Can you explain why this is possible?
This puzzle is available as greeting cards from my online store.
Here is another geometrical Op Art of my creation: “Deep Blue” (2001). The yellowish scintillating rays you see in this picture are a construct of your brain. This work is available as prints from Saatchi Art gallery.
If a cyclic quadrilateral( = with vertices lying on a common circle) has diagonals which are perpendicular, then the perpendicular to a side from the point of intersection of the diagonals will bisect the opposite side (AF = FD).
As you maybe know, I am an expert in optical illusions… So, I would like to show you one of my oldest illusions I created in the 90s. In the picture you may see ghost-like dark radial beams. This illusion is a variant of the Herman’s scintillating grid illusion. I designed this illusion just by turning 45 degrees the Herman grid and then by applying a polar transformation.