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Emergent Worlds

Carol Van Swol Prusa's avatar Carol Van Swol Prusa

As artists and scientists seek to understand our world, I join the most advanced daydreamers – those who imaginatively visualize a creative matrix and explore otherworldly possibilities between infinitesimal and immeasurable realms. My constructed domes are provocative symbols that invoke the idea of the universe and physical objects that allude to real-life structures. Constructed of acrylic hemispheres ranging from bowl-sized to five feet in diameter, their convex illuminated surfaces are articulated with delicate and intricate silverpoint drawing washed with ground graphite and heighented with white paint, punctuated by patterns of fiber optic lights. The mathematics of my expressed geometries offer a spiritual force that organizes structures from the microscopic to the political.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: Silverpoint on curved acrylic surfaces with fiber optics and video
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  • Year created: 2012
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