Houston Artist/Science Nerd Completes Rice Residency With New Installation

by Paula Newton June 23, 2015

barrera_rice2Houston artist Debra Barrera, along with artist Carlos Hernandez, recently completed an understated installation entitled Asymmetric Seekers in Rice University’s Brockman Hall for Physics. Barrera has spent the past year as artist-in-residence at Rice’s School of Physics and Astronomy (How does one get that gig?) and worked with the students and faculty to obtain and research images of science.

barrera_riceBarrera, who refers to the folks at the School of Physics and Astronomy as “rock stars,” says her residency led to a deeper understanding of the connection between artists and scientists. She told the Rice University News, “We are ultimately excited by the same idea: making the impossible possible.”

To view more about this project, commissioned by the Rice Public Art Program, here is a short video. (Video posted by Rice, created by Brandon Martin. Other images via Rice University Public Art Facebook page.)

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