The Science/Art print consists of the crease pattern (top) and 3D folded form (bottom) of a folding design.
One of the prints is in the Bridges Mathematical Art Collection.
The crease pattern on top of this print folds into both SCIENCE and ART, as shown on the bottom of this print (not to scale). The rectangular paper sheet folds into the 3D structure of the word SCIENCE, while the gray inking in the sheet (top) forms the inked ART in the background (bottom). The message is that science and art can exist on a common plane, as two different perspectives of the same object.
The crease pattern was designed using an algorithm by Demaine, Demaine, and Ku (2010), which describes how to efficiently fold any orthogonal “maze” (including word outlines like SCIENCE) from a rectangle of paper. Red lines fold one way and blue lines fold the other way. To experiment with other designs, try our Maze Folder.