It might be both. After all, the world's foremost paper-folding artist is Robert Lang, who also happens to be a physicist.
That's according to Lafayette College, which is devoting the next few weeks at its Williams Center Gallery to "an amazing collection of sculptures that blend math and science with the practice of origami from some of the planet’s most extreme paper-folding artists."
Among those artists is Lang, who'll present “From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami” in the Williams Center for the Arts theater at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.
On Oct. 8, Peruvian-Japanese artist Carlos Runcie-Tanaka, will give talks at the center at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. His "Cloud" piece "symbolizes migration, displacement, cultural identity and adaption, and represents the journeys of his two grandfathers who immigrated to Peru in the 1920s."
Also in the line-up is the father and son team of Erik and Martin Demaine, creators of a "curved crease" sculpture. They'll present present Folding Paper: Visual Art Meets Mathematics at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.
Lafayette's "Crease Fold and Bend" exhibition will be on display until Oct. 27.