Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine are a father-son math-art team. Martin started the first private hot glass studio in Canada and has been called the father of Canadian glass. Since 2005, Martin Demaine has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erik Demaine, also at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a professor of computer science. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. In these capacities, the Demaines work together in paper, glass, and other material. They use their exploration in sculpture to help visualize and understand unsolved problems in science, and their scientific abilities to inspire new art forms. Their artistic work includes curved origami sculptures in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and the Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian. Their scientific work includes over 60 published joint papers, including several about combining mathematics and art. The Demains also won a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013) for exploring folding of other materials, such as hot glass.
Mi-Teintes watercolor paper
7” x 9” x 14” high