Harriton High School junior Izzy Rivkind’s artwork was recently selected to be featured on display at the Barnes Foundation Museum's second annual “Art of Math” exhibit – a competition where students throughout the Greater Philadelphia area use math and design strategies to create three-dimensional models of paintings in the Barnes collection.
Hosted by the Barnes Foundation in partnership with the Math Forum, part of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this competition culminates at the STEAM Fair, which was hosted at the Barnes on Sunday, March 5th. Student submissions like Rivkind’s were on display in the Annenberg Court alongside activities and demonstrations by local STEAM artists and professionals.
Rivkind submitted a metal, sculptural shadow box, which she created in Harriton’s Advanced Metal Arts 4H class, depicting a three-dimensional rendering of Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players.
“It is an incredibly exciting honor that Izzy’s artwork was selected to be featured by such a prestigious art institution, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her,” said Harriton art teacher Laura Labrinakos. “She is hardworking, talented, creative, thoughtful and a fantastic representative for Harriton!”
Along with her submission, Rivkind had to submit a written description of how she used mathematical strategies and concepts to create her piece. To read the full description of her project, click here.