Math as art? Yes, you read that right. I know it sounds crazy but this photo of the Memphis bridge is generated by a computer program that used 44 sets of dominos!
Lance Luttrell and a group of kids from Collegiate Academy teamed up to make mosaics out of 44 sets of Dominos where they used math to create art. Students learned mathematical principles and determined how to best position all the Dominos from 44 sets in order to make a picture. Every domino had to be used and then they were secured to create the mural you see here. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but those are dominos making up the picture.
15 students from Mr. Purdy’s math class attended a lecture series and constructed 3 mosaics. A mosaic depicting the iconic Hernando Desoto Bridge over the Mississippi is on display at the Given Garden at the corner of Given and Holmes, and another will be displayed at Collegiate Academy.
If you look carefully in the background, you can see the mosaic during our neighborhood 4th of July Party!The mosaic in the garden was mentioned here on the I Love Memphis blog! Feel free to drive by the Given Garden on Given and Holmes to see the installation. The project was funded by an UpLIFT grant from Community Lift and Regions Bank. Thank you for investing in our community!