"What's in the Air?" monotype with chine colle, 24" x 18" 

The Head and the Art, 2018

This collaborative project, initiated by University of Georgia Master's students Taylor Newman and Megan Prescott, paired artists and scientist together with the goal of communicating science to non-scientists in an engaging way. 

Yohanna White researches atmospheric chemistry, specifically, black carbon in the air and how it contributes to climate change. I spend most of my time in the printmaking studio, experimenting with materials and exploring color interactions. While our studies feel worlds apart, Yohanna and I found overlaps in our work and personal lives, as well. We love the outdoors and therefore care about air quality. Our research is dependent on light and shape. Through our conversations, I learned air molecules absorb and scatter light differently, based on their shapes. This piece is a monotype made with ink and paper, hand-rolled through a press. The shapes of colored paper are symbolic of soot in the air being affected by the light. My hope is that the viewer would be able to discover some of Yohanna's large ideas through playful visual representation.

Exhibitions:  Creature Comforts, Athens, GA (Dec 18 - Jan 27, 2019); Science Library, University of Georgia (Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2018) 

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