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Art and Sculpture at the Artistic/Science Interface

    PROF, ASOC - David VanHorn

    Contact Detail
    David Van Horn


    Our lab has been interested in modeling molecules and atoms with sculptures based on "tensegrity" (cf. Kenneth Snelson). We also have an interest in using various artistic methods to visualize, describe or interpret scientific concepts and structures. We have a Z-Morph 3D printer in lab with most accessories that can be used for prototyping or project work. Student could bring their own project, or take up one related to the lab: 1) nuclear, atomic and molecular models, 2) representations of '4D' in '3D', or 3) other projects at the science and art interface.

    Department of Chemistry, Flarsheim Hall

    UMKC student: artist/sculptor with some math/technical/science interests. Submit resume/CV and some pertinent examples of your artistic work (PDF, image or STL filetypes). Interview.

    Project Timeline
    Revolving; project- and interest-based.

    Logistics and Compensation
    CHEM 395, 399, 495, and 499 are possible with 1-3 credits (project level and amount coordinated to experience and credits amount). Some hourly work may be available depending on availability of funds, etc.

    Study background material. Develop additional models or studies of nuclear, atomic or molecular entities.

    Project-related Tags
    3D printing  Escher  Snelson  atoms  molecules  multi-dimensional  science  sculpture  tensegrity  

    Last Updated
    Aug 13, 2023

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