# Jean Constant - Hyperbolas

An hyperbola is a plane curve having two branches, formed by the intersection of a plane with both halves of a right circular cone at an angle parallel to the axis of the cone. It is the locus of points for which the difference of the distances from two given points is a constant. (Heritage.)

Bernie Freidin created a program to compose a series of hyperbolic and spherical tiling as PostScript files. The hyperbola outlines were transferred into vector based graphic programs to create a different context and revisit the dynamic of the construct. They are available for viewing at hermay.org

## Hyperbolic dome

Illustration of a hyperbolic geodesic dome under a Klein projection manipulated and visually enhanced in a vector graphic program.

## Hyperbolic tiling

Variation on a hyperbolic tiling with 7 equilateral triangles meeting at each vertex. The outline was imported in a vector graphic program to increase the dynamic of the lines in a different context and add various optical effects to the object.