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    Art exhibit and related materials presenting scientific images captured through a microscope, enlarged and printed on acrylic sheets. Related mat… Read More
    Art exhibit and related materials presenting scientific images captured through a microscope, enlarged and printed on acrylic sheets. Related materials include promotional postcard, promotional web graphic, and exhibition introduction sheet. The exhibit, hosted by the Johns Hopkins University (Montgomery County campus), served as both art exhibit and outreach effort to increase public awareness of NIST and its research. Article describing my process and inspiration for the exhibition: http://mcc.jhu.edu/news/the-art-of-science-on-display-at-nist-exhibit-at-jhu Blog post I wrote about the exhibition: https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/finding-art-science Read Less
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UPDATE: I'm thrilled to have received the 2018 Adobe Government Creativity Award for Museum or Park exhibit for this project.

I was inspired by amazing images captured through the powerful microscopes in NIST labs as part of the cutting-edge scientific research taking place there every day. I wanted the greater community to see these visually compelling images in an exhibition, which also serves to increase public awareness of the agency's mission

I put out a call to all scientists at NIST for their most visually compelling images from their research, curated the entries, and converted them to CMYK color profiles in Photoshop, enlarging when necessary using the bicubic enlargement function. The images were then printed on the back surface of acrylic sheets with hanging hardware attached.

Exhibition assets including promo postcards, info sheets and social media graphics were designed featuring one consistent image from the exhibit to create consistent event branding.

The resulting exhibition, "MICRO/MACRO: Big Images of Small Things from NIST Labs", presents highly technical content in a high-impact visual format, while explaining its potential impact on our everyday lives.

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus offered their rotating art space as a public location for the exhibition in September 2016; we hope to find other public art spaces for the exhibition in the future.

Photos of the hanging exhibition (see all images from the exhibition below).
1: Social media graphic, designed in Photoshop, optimized for web, and posted to NIST social media channels. 
2. Exhibition postcard created in Photoshop and distributed electronically (not printed).
3. Information sheet for MICRO/MACRO, designed in InDesign, printed on desktop color printer, for distribution onsite at the exhibition.
Images selected for the MICRO/MACRO exhibition