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Madeleine Shepherd

Madeleine Shepherd

Welcome to The Mathematician’s Shirts! Over the next 4 months, mathematician Julia Collins and artist Madeleine Shepherd will be designing and creating a series of sculptures made out of shirts and representing different concepts in mathematics. The shirt has been chosen because it is an iconic and familiar item of clothing and because it also represents the formality of the (largely male) mathematical world.

Julia Collins

Julia Collins

This project is funded by ASCUS, the Art Science Collaborative, and aims to bring together artists and scientists in new innovative collaborations. The Mathematician’s Shirts will be exhibited in a location not traditionally associated with either artists or scientists, such as a shop window on the High Street, to encourage the public to engage with both the artistic and mathematical ideas behind the sculptures.

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  1. I visited the gallery at the St. James centre, Edinburgh today. It was one of those “discovery” moments in your life when things seem mundane and sunddenly you stumble upon something interesting like this. The gallery seemed pretty sad and empty though when I was there. I studied AI and Software Engineering so I’m not one of your target audiences but none the less it made my day. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Hi Sue — Thank you so much for sending this message! It means a lot to both Madeleine and I that our work has had an effect on people, and I’m really glad to hear that it brightened your day. You are absolutely our target audience, and if you have questions about any of our creations then please ask!

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