In collaboration with nano scientists Dr. Zhengwei Pan and his research group at the University of Georgia, I have created a new series of work called “innerspace”. These micrograph images are taken directly from their theoretical lab samples. While the scientists observe the nano structures as objects, I am approaching them as subjects and discovering new micro and macro relationships.
Using current photographic technology and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) I have created grand scale micrograph interpretations of their research. In this series I selected perspectives of unusual microscopic happenings within the actual nano structure samples to blur scale into seemingly familiar human settings.
In recent years, the possible applications for double-walled carbon nanotubes have excited scientists and engineers, particularly those working on developing renewable energy technologies. These tiny tubes, just two carbon atoms thick, are thin enough to be transparent, yet can still conduct electricity. This combination makes them well-suited for advanced solar panels, sensors and a host of other applications.