Cherry Arbor Design



Cherry Arbor Design

About The Artist

Ann Arbor, MI
Wood

At Cherry Arbor Design, we create pieces that integrate math and art. We focus on the user experience, drawing people in to actively engage, create, and think about the mathematical ideas underlying our work. We combine our career experiences in math, computer science, teaching, and statistics with the study of art and design of interactive forms.



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What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

In our Ann Arbor workshop, we explore our ideas, develop prototypes, and create finished work using an array of materials, including wood, felt, paper, acrylic, Tyvek, and paint. We especially enjoy using technology to create our pieces. We work in a 1800 square foot building with a complete wood shop, 2 laser cutters and many other tools.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Math and art can be social activities, and we develop those ideas that inspire conversation and the potential for collaboration. It has been a wonderful experience for us and our customers to have positive explorations in math. So often we have customers tell us about their negative experience with math in the classroom. Geometry is very accessible with many of our pieces.