The Cool House: Geometry, Botany and Design

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Geometry, Botany and Design


Pink and Yellow Peony. Beautiful, no? Here's something I bet you didn't know about pink and yellow: they do not "go together". This is a fact handed to me in primary school by, no not the art teacher, the maths teacher who gave me a really bad score in Tessellation because I coloured the triangles in my hexagon pink and yellow. Every mathematician apparently knows pink and yellow do not go together. Pink and blue? Fine. Blue and yellow? A+. Pink and yellow? C. What did I learn about geometry that day? Nothing, in fact my dislike of mathematics was born that day and lasted until I stumbled across the beauty of fractal geometry 25 years later. I did, however, discover I knew more about design than math teachers. And my love of pink and yellow remained, to be irrefutably justified by this photo.
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2 comments:

Jenni said...

That is my favorite Peony.
I tend to like Pink and Orange together. I think because it is a bit shocking.

modernemama said...

I think pink and orange would have been labeled "subversive" at school!