A personal journey through Science to Art
I came across Jasmine Pradissitto’s artwork recently as part of the Utopia:Dystopia exhibition, shown across two venues during the Fringe Arts Bath Festival and curated by Geoff Dunlop and Sophie Erin Cooper.
The following is an extract from an article published in Interalia Magazine which gives an insightful introduction to Jasmine’s outlook and approach to her artists’ practice. . .
‘Jasmine describes herself as “a practising Quantum Artist and Creativity Warrior”, a “painter who sculpts with light and colour using the scientific knowledge accumulated over years of experience”. In this exclusive article, she discusses her work and her thoughts on the creative process, on the role of metaphors and how to communicate them, combining a lifetime of being both a physicist and an artist, with teaching skills gained during her 19 years as Director of Proeducation Ltd.
You have only to watch children as they cast aside the contents of a gift to play with the box or the wrappings, to see all the stages of creative thinking at work. When questioned, they describe the box as a rocket, house or car and with the simplest of language, they establish metaphors drawing analogies which illustrate beautifully the famous quote by Picasso: ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” . . . .
. . . I work with transparent materials and yet the metaphor had not extended to my understanding of my own work. Its takes a long time to become your own critic. But now I know, well for now, that I am a painter who sculpts with light and colour using the scientific knowledge I have accumulated over years of experience. But using transparent materials also means extending the metaphor to myself; forever changing perspectives, staying open and embracing the parts of the creative process such as serendipity and chance which are also so central to Quantum Theory: or perhaps I am simply someone who was long ago lost to the addictive properties of every dopamine rush a Eureka moment afforded me.
To read the article in full please visit the Interalia Magazine website: http://bit.ly/2acrC2K