Article Abstract

Unseen/seen—the duality of nature

Authors: Jody Rasch


My work explores and reveals the invisible, inviting the viewer to look beyond the seen to appreciate the beauty and mystery of the unseen. These pieces, based on electron microscopy, particle accelerators, and radio astronomy are an expression of both the patterns of the natural world and the metaphors underlying modern science. They allow us to see the beauty in the repulsive, to find knowledge in the unknown, to observe the unseen to more clearly see our world. By changing colors and background I find patterns in the images, and then I transform them so they are representative and abstracted at the same time (Figures 1-3).