It's Not That Scary
I think of myself as a kind of jack of all trades. I love to learn new things, and find a lot of joy in the connections between seemingly opposite disciplines. Even better, I love to share that understanding and see the exhilaration that other’s feel when a difficult subject finally clicks.
This exhibition showcases my enthusiasm for physics and education, all wrapped up in a tidy fine arts delivery system. I take the best parts of each with the goal of helping the audience to that “aha!” moment when knowledge becomes understanding.
My work is primarily focused on combating the preconceived notions many people have when they think about physics. I explored a variety of different mediums and processes for this body of work. Some of it is more scientifically driven, such as anodized aluminum and laser engraving, while others are more traditional art like acrylic painting and photography. There are common elements throughout the show tying everything together, like strong usage of lines and geometric shapes, juxtaposing scales, and lots of incorporation of light and color as a function of light by reflective or holographic materials.
Text plays an important role in this body of work. Each piece is driven by a scientific fact, but not the kind of dry sterile facts you might think of from a textbook. I incorporate humorous slants and casual language to make the concepts more accessible, more appealing, and more fun! There is just enough visual and textual information to give the audience a taste of the content driving my work, and make them hungry for more.
Appreciate the work as it is. Take in the formal elements, aesthetic components, and enjoy the art. But also take a closer look and see that science is driving these works, and its not so scary!