Kaluza-Klein (Invisible Architecture III) by Dawn Meson
Gallery: Dawn Meson
by Raven Hanna
From cave paintings of bison to Monet landscapes, artists have studied and interpreted the natural world. Dawn Neal Meson, a San Francisco artist, has taken this theme one level further, or, rather, many orders of magnitude smaller.
The subjects of Sum Over Histories, Meson’s latest series of acrylic paintings, feature aspects of nature at the particle physics level: colliding electrons, multidimensional surfaces, entangled particles, and string theory. Her goal is to illuminate invisible worlds, unseen and unseeable. Through these works she answers her own question, what can art contribute beyond photography?