Elementary Particles

Experiencing our perception of physical reality

and the awareness of that

to ourselves and others.


The naturally occurring patterns created through different matter retains a certain order in both directions. Zooming in and out allow you to see the microscopic structures that make up all organic life, but then relate to similar structures on the human scale and beyond. Under the microscope, the world that is inhabited by cellular lifeforms is very precise, every piece of the puzzle fits perfectly into eacother. Science has made many ways to explain and visualize structures in the nanoscale as well. The study of these patterns in our world is one of the reasons why we have mathematics. What can we learn about the different sensory relationships when we scale these patterns in a synesthetic way?


My primary intent for this piece is to create a relationship through physical exploration of the space that is set for us, how that affects our awareness of ourselves and especially to others. It is a subtle play that evolves through the experience and is all based on the spaces in between. On a normal, human scale, we look at two objects and make many observations about them, their size, weight, location in space and so on. However when we get down to the subatomic level, the continual division of particles reveals that nothing is made out of one thing, but many pieces, and there is empty space, a lot of it. The way I tried to translate that was to create an experience that got across this simple idea, apart we can only see differences, but once we come together then we dissolve borders and all parts of a whole navigating through empty space.

Precedent: Powers of Ten


Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. POWERS OF TEN – 1977 EAMES OFFICE LLC (Available at www.eamesoffice.com)

Precedent: The Scale of the Universe

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way! Learn the size of the Pillars of Creation and marvel at the minuscule scale of a neutrino!

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Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Visual Philosopher, Educator, Web Designer, New Media Artist, Maker, Creative Technologist, Interaction Designer.

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