Jasmine Pradissitto’s Quantum Sculptures in light embrace the dual world of the Physicist and Artist. Described as ‘holograms you can touch’, forms inspired by nature, the human condition and scientific breakthrough, are melted and reshaped from plastics into sculptures. They present a commentary on an Anthropocene world.As an artist and public speaker, Jasmine has often spoken about the ‘minestrone’ that exists in our subconscious: a life time of knowledge is thrown together and incubates while we continue to learn. The artist believes that as we practice for longer, the minestrone becomes fuller and richer, with more and more contributing ingredients, to the point that connection that previously eluded us suddenly become transparently obvious. The current fascination with Neuro-aesthetics, AI, the next Tech and Biology Renaissance are testament to her opinions, confirming her beliefs.Using every-day, throw away transparent plastics inspired by geometry and natural forms, she melts and draws them out into new shapes to then light them. An innovative process, based on scientific and engineering processes, colour, through reflection and refraction, takes on a material, physical form that changes as you move around it. Plastic, like glass, has a natural, malleable aesthetic. By drawing alignments with quantum processes, anything from the photosynthesis of plants to the navigation of insects to Smart phones that have become virtual limbs, Jasmine questions that which is often overlooked. She explores the carbon technologies we use to create the plastics we use and the corresponding demise of other living, breathing ecological webs that we all too easily take for granted. Being a painter who sculpts means that Jasmine is forever changing her perspective. She stays as open as possible and is as much part of her creative process as the serendipity and chance integral to Quantum Theory.
Plastics, recycled plastics, perspex, filters and light
35 cm x 35 cm x 30 cm
The Kiss of Science and Art
Plastic, recycled plastic, perspex, light
36 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm