You see, we both have humanities-focused brains. Humanities. You know the type. We enjoy and excel at art, history, literature, languages (i.e., all of the fun stuff) and flee as though from the plague from math and science.
I have to admit, however, that between encountering the works of respective math and science nerds Nikki Graziano and Joe Hanson, I might be able to retain my belief that there is a God even in the middle of a geometric proof, which I swear I will never use in the real world unlike matrices and quadratic equations. True story.
Left-brainers are supposedly logical, detail-oriented, scientific, factual, reality-based, strategic, practical, and safe.
I’m not even sure (probably because I’m not a science person) if there is scientific evidence supporting the fact that a personality can be affected in this way depending on the person’s dominant half of the brain, but I am positive that lumping beautifully dynamic minds into these two narrow categories is a mistake.
Why can’t a person be logical and fantastical? Some of the most spell-binding fantasy stories are the ones that are logically possible in reality. A Wrinkle in Time, anyone?
Why can’t someone be emotional and practical? This is the only explanation for all of the head vs. heart debates everyone goes through when trying to make a decision.
Why can’t he or she be artistic and detail-oriented? If Nikki Graziano wasn’t both of these things, she never could have created the beautiful photo/collage series “Found Functions.”
While the artist in Nikki is able to spot what will translate into a beautiful photograph, the mathematician in her can spot the functions that best describe the shapes she sees. This synthesis creates beautiful and quirky images uniting the artistic and scientific mind. These photos are some of the most endearing depictions of inanimate objects I have ever seen.