Mathematicians Made Visible: a portrait series creating a more accurate representation of the people creating Mathematics
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Who pops into your mind when you think “mathematician?” Probably Pythagoras or Einstein or Isaac Newton. What if you had a richer visual vocabulary of people to choose from? Providing that visual vocabulary is the aim of this project.
If we want a more diverse group of people entering the field of mathematics, we need to make sure math students can imagine themselves when we say the word, “mathematician.” We need to elevate and celebrate a wider selection of mathematicians and their work.
My goal is to create a series of block print and watercolor portraits of mathematicians with a diversity of racial and gender identities for displaying in math classrooms. I’ll update this page with my progress.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact me–I would love to hear from you!