|Paper blackboard made as a way to process information.|
|Detail from the blackboard showing the aspects of the |
science which interested me the most
|Petra's notes overlaid with a squiggle filter to |
echo a Feynman diagram
|Initial printed proofs including the 'fringe' -excess information|
|Neils Kjaegaards Lab, Otago University|
|Pendant/Lens trials. 30mm|
|etching mirror glass|
A challenge of the project for me was using imagery that was theoretical and not something I was initially aesthetically attracted to. After some time I found my voice and added in things that were optical grids to me, such as a crochet doily pattern. I had a frenzy of over printing and layering some prints towards a point of visual confusion to communicate my difficulty in learning about the quantum world. Discs were then cut from the
prints and embedded in a bezel with a mirror and a layer of clear resin.
|Sample of prints before being overlaid with a mirror and resin|
|detail of pendants - 120 made in total|
Petra found the project valuable in having to explain her research to a different audience so they could understand it as she is used to communicating with people having a similar or higher level of physics training as she does.
|Child and pendant installation. Thanks to Craig Scott from|
Otago Museum who added a large mirror backdrop.
The pendants are available for purchase as I like the idea that people wear the pendants, the art is then mobile, a bit like the probability of places where an atom could be – it is in all places, it is here, it is there.
| Atoms are coherent, here too they shine a bit|
of reflected light on each other.