I like to think of myself as a creative person. And by that I mean I'm also not bad at math and have some analytical skills. Who is it that perpetrates the myth that artists can't think straight? Perhaps artists themselves? After all, what artist doesn't want to think of herself as either a bohemian, a rebel, a misfit, or a contrarian? (I see by the little red dots that I just made up the word "contrarian" but you know what I mean.)
Math and I, we go back a ways. My father was brilliant in math but never had the chance to finish college. Instead he dropped out to support his father, one of Louisiana leftist Huey Long's creative, disgraced book keepers. The family fled Louisiana and got off the train in Wisconsin, so different and far away that it was like a foreign country to them.
|Vetruvian Man, by Leonardo da Vinci|
|Michael Beutler's "Outdoor Yellow-13" in the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany|
Cookie-pie chart courtesy of Flowing Data .
Even if one never really embraces math, you can't get away from it. The same can be said for art. They live in the same house.