Artist: Sofia Sandoval
Experimenting with the Drawn Line: A Link Between Condensed Matter Research and Intaglio Printmaking. , 2016
As part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s 2016 Artist in Residence Program, the artist worked with Dr. Jeremy Levy’s research group to conduct her own experiments creating “nano” sketches. The artist noted that, as she proceeded with the experiments, it became clear to her that the actual process of experimentation was what she was most interested in.
The prints created by the artist are analogous repetitions of the process done in the lab repeated within the etching studio or are manipulated snapshots of the experimental process itself in the lab. “I sought to interweave the scientific experimental process with my own art making process to arrive at work that combines the two fields and my own experience within them.”