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UWO Mural Project

In 2013 I was commissioned by the Physics Department at the University of Western Ontario and the Secrets of Radar Museum to create a digital mural for the newly renovated Physics & Astronomy building. The artwork included references to the Large Hadron Collider, and classical mythology, illustrated by physical concepts and historical imagery. If you look closely, details from some of my analogue paintings are reused as elements of the composition.

The overall theme was informed by the idea that the physics is a modern mystery, similar to classical Greek religion, into which scholars are initiated. The imagery explored the concept further, illustrating the idea that the mysteries of living and non-living matter are equivalent. The symmetrical approach to the design, anchored in imagery of the Large Hadron Collider, contrasts living and non-living forms, highlighting the universal similarity of shapes.

The mural can be viewed by the public, and is located by the north entrance to the Physics and Astronomy building in the heart of campus.

I am pictured alongside Shantanu Basu, the dean of Physics & Astronomy in front of the installed piece, which measures 8’x4′ and is printed on a single sheet of solid aluminum. Click on the images to embiggen.

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