The hand that caught me falling
From the 7th October 2016, the new work 'Hand That Caught Me Falling' by scientific sculptor Jonty Hurwitz is on show at Walton Fine Arts Gallery. The work is part of Hurwitz's catroptic ananmorphosis series and explores how he was "saved" during a dark period of his life.
Walton Fine Arts
154 Walton St
London SW3 2JJ
Walton Fine Arts is a Contemporary Art Gallery in London and Online, specialized in Modern, Contemporary, Pop and Street Art. Dealing in original paintings, lithographs, fine art prints and sculptures by artists including Bacon, Banksy, Chagall, Hirst, Indiana, Leger, Lichtenstein, Miro, Picasso, Warhol and Wesselmann.
The gallery is on Walton Street, one of London’s most exclusive locations featuring high end boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars, conveniently located between Knightsbridgeand South Kensington, just a minute walk from Brompton Cross and its amenities.
A set of stunning photographs that reveal the natural beauty in science are set to go on show to the public.
The 100 incredible images are the shortlisted entries for the Royal Photographic Society's International Images for Science competition and highlight how important photography is for academics.
The show includes a photo of one of the smallest 3D sculptures ever made, a surfing girl that measures just 150 micrometres tall, taken by Stefan Diller. The sculpture was made by nano-artist Jonty Hurwitz using a 3D printing technique called multiphoton lithography which tightens polymer resin with infrared light one 3D pixel at a time.
Guinness World Records, Dec 2015
The smallest animal sculpture is "Fragile Giant", a life-like sculpture of an elephant measuring 0.157mm in height and created by Jonty Hurwitz (UK) in 2015.
Art on the Nanoscale and Beyond
In collaboration with Ali K. Yetisen, the Tosteson postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School
First published in Advanced Materials, Wiley, 15 Dec 2015
Methods of forming and patterning materials at the nano- and microscales are finding increased use as a medium of artistic expression, and as a vehicle for communicating scientific advances to a broader audience. While sharing many attributes of other art forms, miniaturized art enables the direct engagement of sensory aspects such as sight and touch for materials and structures that are otherwise invisible to the eye. The historical uses of nano-/microscale materials and imaging techniques in arts and sciences are presented. The motivations to create artwork at small scales are discussed, and representations in scientific literature and exhibitions are explored. Examples are presented using semiconductors, microfluidics, and nanomaterials as the artistic media; these utilized techniques including micromachining, focused ion beam milling, two-photon polymerization, and bottom-up nanostructure growth. Finally, the technological factors that limit the implementation of artwork at miniature scales are identified, and potential future directions are discussed. As research marches toward even smaller length scales, innovative and engaging visualizations and artistic endeavors will have growing implications on education, communication, policy making, media activism, and public perception of science and technology.
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Authors: Ali K. Yetisen, Ahmet F. Coskun, Grant England, Sangyeon Cho, Haider Butt, Jonty Hurwitz, Mathias Kolle, Ali Khademhosseini, A. John Hart, Albert Folch, Seok Hyun Yun
"Smallest sculpture of a human form"
The smallest sculpture modelled on a real person was "Trust" by Jonty Hurwitz (UK), a 3D-printed piece depicting a nude and measuring 80 by 100 by 30 microns. The statue, inspired by the artist's first love 27 years after they met, was verified on 13 February 2015 at the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility in Germany.
‘CNN Ones to Watch’ captures Hurwitz’s figure of a woman who can only be viewed through a microscope, as she dances delicately on a single strand of human hair. His quest to merge art and science is limitless – he makes vast bronze sculptures using algorithms and mirrors which play with perspectives.
The programme follows Hurwitz in the laboratory at one of the world’s leading universities in engineering and natural sciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, as the alchemist turned artist crafts a new work.
Jonty Hurwitz's sculpture Rejuvenation which went viral on the internet in 2013 as a result of a posting on Colossal has just come in at number 16 in Colossal's top 20 of 2013.
See the wonderful Colossal Top 20 here.
<Science Boys> Magazine, South Korea's largest scientific publication with a teenage readership of 15 million ran their feature on my anamorphic work in the December 2014 edition. Wish I knew what they said!
It has been an insane few days since the launch of the nano sculptures. They have spread far and wide on the internet like wildfire. In the 3 days since launch, the have appeared on news sites and blogs in every corner of the world. Traffic has gone through the roof. On the basis of a 0.5% click-through rate to my site across all articles, blogs, social media etc.
An estimated 25-30 million people have viewed the work online in the last 3 days
What a wonderful online exhibition. I love the internet :-)
Select Media on the Nano work
writes about the Lost Hurwitz Nano Sculptures
This poem was written
On a pinhead
In fonts a miniscule high
The tiniest expression
Art as vast and brief
As an Imagination
Of Critics, clustered
Around a microscope
Jostling to make
The world holds its breath
As a priceless collection
Caught in the hair
Of a sneering nostril
The Mona Lisa smiles
That we always found her
Smaller than we imagined
As if she knows there is space
In the thickness of
A scant layer of paint
To shape a MicroCosmos
Of smirks and scowls