Art + Math + Community

This painting is now hanging on our Upper School math building, a gift from the senior class and one student artist in particular. Look closely for formulas that define each shape and rulers on some of the stems. Click on the image to view a larger version.

I love this work, for many reasons.

It exemplifies ingenuity, initiative, effort, and attention to detail, qualities that we extol in our graduates.

It makes a vibrant aesthetic statement in an otherwise genial but subdued courtyard space.

It celebrates interdisciplinary learning, math, and art.

One student designed the painting, but many helped to complete it.

It supports efforts to build community around shared values.


  1. David Wees says:

    Love it, thanks for sharing. I’ll share this with our Art and Mathematics teachers to see if we can’t get some similar collaboration going here.

  2. Richard says:

    Thanks for the reply, and boy was that fast! I don’t actually know whether teachers were involved. Since students have a close relationship with their teachers, perhaps one or more were.