Stephen Campbell - The more they take, the more we grow
Puzzle Factory Original Oil Paint on Canvas
Signed and titled by the artist
16" x 24"
Stephen Campbell - The more they take, the more we grow - The Sierpiński triangle (sometimes spelled Sierpinski), also called the Sierpiński gasket or Sierpiński sieve, is a fractal attractive fixed set with the overall shape of an equilateral triangle, subdivided recursively into smaller equilateral triangles. Originally constructed as a curve, this is one of the basic examples of self-similar sets—that is, it is a mathematically generated pattern that is reproducible at any magnification or reduction. It is named after the Polish mathematician Wacław Sierpiński, but appeared as a decorative pattern many centuries before the work of Sierpiński. Discovered in both China (Yang Hui’s triangle), used by Chia Hsien, and in Persia, by Omar Khayyam, this triangle of binomial coefficients. It is known by the name Pascal’s Triangle. Blaise Pascal was the “first” person to discover the true mystery of this triangle.