Collaborations between the Arts & Sciences making the secrets of the world we live in more intelligible to the human imagination.
Every God's Toolbox
Based on an apothecary’s box, I wondered how many potions an apothecary could make with the contents of this box of chemicals. I found myself imagining a box whose contents would not be limited in what it could concoct.
Particle physics has discovered all the stuff from which the known universe is made. This is described in the Standard Model of elementary particles. Every God’s Toolbox contains all these elementary particles; the ingredients not just to make any potion but also any universe.
Feynman diagrams are named after Richard Feynman, who created a set of graphic symbols and rules that allow physicists
to visually describe particle interactions. They are an essential tool for describing particle physics events and are used by all levels
of scientist, from high school students to world leading researchers.
I like the look of these diagrams, and I am impressed that such simple graphical representations can be so powerful in communicating complex concepts. In my art work I use the functional qualities of the diagrams as a starting point and try to enhance the visual qualities that I see by re-representing these graphical symbols in other forms. This has led to my producing a series of both graphical and sculptural works. The Feynman diagram for beta decay was the starting point for Sculpture III.