Do Not Erase: Images of Mathematicians' Chalkboards by Jessica Wynne

The works of photographer Jessica Wynne are currently in the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. The exhibition, called Do Not Erase, includes images of mathematicians’ chalkboards full of formulas. 

The photographs, at first glance, can be mistaken for the actual chalkboards themselves, provide a glimpse of how an academic mind works in the middle of brainstorming and discovery. According to the gallery’s press release, “Wynne’s blackboards illuminate the power of the whirling web of shapes, numbers, and calculations scribbled in the heat of discovery.” 

Through the artist’s lens, the complex calculations and mathematical concepts displayed on these boards in the form of scribbles, scrawls, or rough writing are linked to the timeless lineage of artistry and writing: cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and graffiti.

Image credit: Jessica Wynne/Edwynn Houk Gallery

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