Wednesday, April 1, 2009

47


Here's the 2X4 I made for today's Wednesday Stamper. I used: cereal box cardboard, dye inks, book text, sharpies, gold krylon pen, wine label, bee stamp, flower stamp, love stamp, german gold foil flowers and edging, brads, tea stained teabag paper and I thinks that's it.

Here's a little something about the number 47: it is a prime number, a safe prime, a supersingular prime, a Lucas prime. 47 is a highly cototient number. It is an Einstein prime. It is a Keith number. 47 is a strictly non-palindromic number. 47 is a prime Thabit number. 47 is a Carol number. It's also the weight of a famous rooster for which the wine "Rex-Goliath 47 Pound Rooster" is named.

What's the big deal about No. 47? I'm currently reading a beautifully written book, "The Housekeeper and the Professor," by Yoko Ogawa. The professor is a mathematician, so the elegance of numbers such as No. 47 is interwoven throughout the book. It's just cool :)

18 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG this is excellent.
Fantastic design and work. Love them.

Genie said...

Lovely work

craftaholic mummy said...

It's fabulous. I didn't realise "47" was so special.

Sarah said...

Interesting #47 information. Your 2x4 is awesome, Kimmie!

hastingshall2 said...

Wow, Kemmie, even if you hadn't even had a gorgeous piece of art, I would have thoroughly enjoyed your post today. I majored in math but I haven't ever heard all that about the number 47. I bet that is one very interesting book. I'll add it to the list of things I hope to get read this year. Great art, friend.

Angelina said...

Very cool! Love it!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Very cool use of the number 47, your piece is very impressive!

Shelly Hickox said...

Wow, I could stare at this all day. What a fantastic piece. Your books sounds really good too!

Petra Tillmann said...

This is beautiful!

*jean* said...

oo kimmie this is soooo wonderful! and so many incredible layers and details here !! i can't wait to look up this book that has so inspired you!!

when i was in college, i took a great art class where the prof. had us list 100 things that involve the number 3...now, my best friend and i had long ago noticed things and used to scream "3!!!" at each other every time we noticed a "3 thing"...that is why i have 3's in much of my work!!

i didn't know about 47, now i'm off to check it all out!!! thanks!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love the details and colors of your skinny mini 2x4 Kimmie. Reading the meaning behind it is intriguing!!!

Laura said...

Superb, Kimmie! I love all the details and marvelous color combination!

Amy said...

WOWSA!!! FABulous art piece-

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!

johanna said...

i do repeat all these compliments as i have no more words:))

Femmy said...

just fabulous!!!

Odd Chick said...

YES it is! VERY COOL - made me want to read it and know more and I loved that you shared it with us in writing and creating

btw: i've left you lots of comments but after I have them all written, my computer says it can't deliver... very frustrating.. but I am trying to communicate!! hope this one goes through

Christy said...

Sounds like a cool book. Also a cool piece of art. I have a new respect for 47!