Stephen Kenney

Retired High School Math Teacher
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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
I enjoy investigating mathematical patterns graphically with colored pencils. The submitted work is an example involving the nine point circle and Euler line for an acute triangle. I have made a dozen such paintings varying the acuteness or obtuseness of the triangle and seeing how the key points on the Euler Line change. I try to choose colors that elucidate the properties of the nine point circle and the Euler line and that look nice as well.
Nine Point Circle and Euler Line for an Acute Triangle
51 x 36 cm
colored pencil on paper
2017
Artistic representation of the nine point circle and Euler Line for an acute triangle. I find the 9 point circle fascinating and I have made a dozen paintings showing how the nine point circle and Euler Line appears in different types of triangles: equilateral, right, isosceles, very acute, very obtuse, almost equilateral, and so on. I think these paintings are unique as I have not seen anything like them anywhere.