In this paper we explore the use of mathematics in art, focusing on linear perspective and hyperbolic tilings. First, we discuss how mathematics has been used historically as a tool in the art world. Then, we use modern day computing techniques to create our own artwork according to these methods.

Author Bio

Samantha Meek wrote this paper as a senior undergraduate research project at Saint Martin’s University (SMU) during the academic year 2016-17, completing the work in June. She graduated from SMU with a B.S. in mathematics in May 2018. In addition to being a mathematician, Samantha is also very passionate about the arts. She is spending the summer of 2018 working at the Mathnasium in Lacey, WA. She is also studying for the GRE and plans on applying to graduate schools in the fall.