This image was originally developed as the focal point of the Math Awareness Month poster of April 2000. The theme was “Math Spans All Dimensions”. It was too lovely to be retired, and appeared again at TFBCON2003.
According to the artist, Brown University professor Thomas Banchoff, it is suffused with joy, just as I had hoped!
It begins with mere points, then a curve that flares into a spiral and eventually a colorful 3-d cornucopia of mathematical plenty:
…suggesting the possibility of further dimensions yet to come.