Studio Project: Squaring the Circle

Embroidery and Fabric Design

We have used the concept of squaring the circle as inspiration for a new pattern. In order to express Pi in a visual way we created coded units that represent numbers 0-9 and used the number pi to generate the sequence.

Pi embroidery original artwork Pi embroidery close up

Pi embroidery main

There is an ancient greek mathematical problem created as an exercise for aspiring mathematicians to try and solve. It involves using a compass and a straight edge to create a square with an equal area as a given circle.

The problem involves using Pi to calculate the area of the circle, but as Pi is an irrational number the result can never be exactly the same area as the square.

Pi has infinite decimal points, that never settle into a permanent repeating pattern, and therefore it is impossible to solve the problem.

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  • i think its a miracle creating design in a mathmatical

    • kalbe abbas