Rita Blaik (US)

TyndallLandscapes is the creation of artificial skyscape sculptures utilizing nanoparticles as the primary means of scattering light. These sunsets invite the viewers to contemplate as one might contemplate an actual sunset. They are also presented with the concentration of the nanoparticles used to create the “sunset” and show the analogous, parts-per-million concentrations of highly polluted cities where particulate concentrations are so high as to cause serious health complications. The emergence of nanoparticles as a technology so promising for technological and societal advance also comes with negative effects on our health and the environment, which are difficult to study due to the size-specific effects and traits of nanomaterials.