About Bronna A. Butler
Bronna’s early interest in both the arts and science/math resulted in two rotating careers, one in art and another in finance/science. Her current artwork - multifaceted glass, mirror, and metal sculptures focusing on recreational mathematics, portraits of mathematicians and physicists, and science in general - unites her two passions. She strives to include puzzles, enigmas, and optical illusions in her pieces. Stylistically, her glass and oil painting techniques are derived from the Baroque and Renaissance periods when artists were involved in the “science” of the arts (the chemistry of their paints/materials, precise anatomy, and perspective, etc.) and the content and purpose of art frequently included science and mathematics.
Bronna likes to collaborate with individuals from many different disciplines, especially, not surprisingly, mathematicians. “Additive Mixing” was a 2020 collaboration with mathematician Jessica K. Sklar. It illuminates the intersections of mathematics and art.