Art and Mathematics

This blog documents the interaction between Liz Shreeve (artist) and Leon Poladian (mathematician) as they learn about each other's work and share their insights.

Urban Walk

I’ve been walking around Broadway and the UTS campus taking photos. It was a very bright day and I couldn’t see my viewfinder so it was point and shoot but … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 in Colour

2015 – where did that come from! There’s been a lot happening since the last post, not necessarily art related.  One thing has been the installation of a mezzanine in … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment


The blog has been on hold for a bit as I prepare for a show at Factory 49 in Marrickville, an artist run space where I show my experimental work. … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Colouring In

It’s spring and colours are bursting forth on the streets of Marrickville.  It’s an old suburb with aged fruit trees and retro shrubs in the gardens.  Light is flooding my … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Going 3D

I’ve been working on translating the tiling arrangements into three dimensional forms.  There have been difficulties to overcome with changes in scale, materials etc so it has been very slow.  … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Repeat Units

The square tiling works are an attempt to keep things simple and organised.  I have a tendency to take off with ideas and sometimes get lost in the muddle.  This … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Square tiling

I’ve been working hard in the studio putting together the small square tiling works.  They take a lot longer to realise than imagine.   I’ve come up with 14 different … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

From the Studio 1

The adventure begins. After seeing Leon’s presentation I decided to investigate symmetries, not mathematically; I don’t speak the language, but by producing small works that deal with the freedoms of … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liz’s Studio

Today I got to see Liz in her natural environment and visited her studio in Marrickville. Haven’t been to any part of Marrickville apart from the Addison Rd Centre and … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

At the Office

Near the end of June, Leon invited me to his office to continue the get-to-know-you and to see how we might go about this mentor-ship/collaboration.  My hope is that we … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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