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- Oct 01, 2010
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- Oct 01, 2010
Study the science of art and the art of science. - Leonardo da Vinci
Installation artwork by Jo Ann Fleischhauer at the UT Health Science Center at Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, South Campus Research Building 3, 6th floor entryway corridor.
Jo Ann is the Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (nBME), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Nanotechnology is the study of the controlling of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures sized between 1 to 100 nanometer in at least one dimension, and involves developing materials or devices within that size (from Wikipedia).
The comparative size of a nanometer to a meter is the same as that of a marble to the size of the earth.
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology. Nanomedicine ranges from the medical applications of nanomaterials, to nanoelectronic biosensors, and even possible future applications of molecular nanotechnology. Current problems for nanomedicine involve understanding the issues related to toxicity and environmental impact of nanoscale materials (Wikipedia).
Key features of the installation are, (1) the granite floor, an inlaid complexity of polyhedra, combining the five platonic solids with carbon 60, or the Buckyball, which became the building block of nanotechnology, (2) the graphics on the walls, and (3) the mirrored ceiling that provides a unique and elegant perspective.
Wall graphics include quotes and the Fibonacci Sequence, an infinite mathematical sequence of numbers starting with 0 or 1 where each succeeding number is the sum of the preceding two. The ratio of subsequent pairs of numbers expresses the “perfect” universal ratio of balance and harmony.
50 separate photographs were stitched together to create this image, a Precision and Approximation project.
culturemap Houston article on this installation:
To see more of Jo Ann's artwork, visit her website at: