# Triptych: shape, title, myth

2010, Portugese marble, 3 times 50*30*15 cm

Artibus Public Award

** **The witch of Agnesi : Agnesi is the first female mathematician of which the works have been kept. She has described this curve. During the translation from Italian to English,* l’avversiera* (the curve) has been read as *la versiera* (the witch) making the curve famous as the Witch of Agnesi.

The Lituus : The lituus is one of the few mathematical curves appearing in nature, e.g. in the tips of young fern. The mythological meaning is immediately clear: the epistocal staff of Sint Nicolaas.

Newton’s Trident : Newton has studied mathematical topics, besides forces and accelerations. This curve has been defined by him, and is known as his trident. In this way a great name of exact science is affiliated to a great name of mythology: Neptunus.