Math and art share so much: both practices seek to interpret the physical world, and both are practiced by high schoolers lacking the physicality to lax. Face-off with some arithmetically designed artistry, and gaze upon the sculptures of Janis Newton.
A math lover for like, ever, Newton blueprints her work using geometric principles and calculations before shaping said designs by hammering heated iron pieces around curved concrete molds, appropriately finding inspiration in ancient "mechanisms of astronomy", which unlike most current satellites, aren't going to hook you up with a weekend marathon of Cold Case! Notable awesomeness includes:
Inspired by the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, this piece suspends both a large steel-rod leaf and orbiting glass sphere covered in ball bearings from a steel base lined with red felt and curved to resemble Artemis' bow, which Always Sunny fans know to look away from lest they get bleached.
This sculpture's threaded by four heavy steel rods supporting curved silver slivers around a center globe which resembles a bad*ss Deathstar, and is made from small "metal scraps", which's also what happens when Judas Priest and Motorhead fans start fighting over who's got the coolest codpieces.
Looking like a hanging mobile of epically twisted metal, this grounded number was designed with the solar system in mind: its swirling arcs of copper and steel frame a blue glass planet, as opposed to Bluegrass Planet, where you can still pick up old Yonder Mountain String Band CDs 2 for $6!
Further blurring the nerdy line, Newton's currently banging out a kinetic sculpture that will move freely using computer electronics -- another field filled with teenagers who, despite a proficiency with screens, rarely ever score.