Mike Naylor is a mathematician and artist currently living in
Trondheim, Norway, who seeks to popularize mathematics and creativity.
He is the author of over 100 articles and books on mathematics and
mathematics teaching and has delivered hundreds of talks, workshops and
performances on a wide range of mathematical topics.
About Naked Geometry
"Beautiful expressions of mathematics stimulate the aesthetic centers
of the brain in the same way as beautiful artwork or music. By
combining mathematics, art, and the human form, Naked Geometry seeks to
simultaneously appeal to the viewer's mind, body, and spirit."
The Naked Geometry project started in 2002 with an idea to create
polyhedra from people, first from clay and wire models and soon after
to digital art. From the very first image, I was hooked. As the
software and hardware have improved, so have the
These images have been created using many different software packages
and techniques. My primary tools are Poser and Photoshop, but I also
make use of Bryce, GIMP, MathMap, DAZ-3d and others. Each picture
requires working knowledge of anatomy, geometric relationships,
transformations and a wide range of mathematical tools. Some pictures
require hundreds of versions and weeks or even months to get just
In 2007 I released the first edition of a book of mathematics and
artwork. It has since been translated to Norwegian and a 3rd edition is
underway. I'm still creating new images including video projects as