Piece description from the artist
Elements of harmony is a Visual play on musical harmonic structure. There is a fine structure in the notes that combine to make a chord, the basic unit of harmony. Suspension, resolution, and contrapuntal movement connect the chords locally while harmonic progression and the overall key and phrasing of a piece connect and help listeners make sense of the music. Here the small geometries are like chord structures. They relate and loosely connect to one another, sometimes overlapping like suspensions, evolving in patterns of harmonic progression as one moves through the painting. the little geometric shapes tie the larger ares together, as chords and local harmonic structures progress and unite the themes and phrases in a piece of music.
Dr. Regina Valluzzi has an extensive scientific background in nanotechnology and biophysics. She has been a scientist in the chemical industry, a green chemistry researcher, a research professor at the engineering school at Tufts, a start-up founder engaged in technology commercialization, and a start-up and commercialization consultant.
Even during periods of intense activity as a scientist, Dr. Valluzzi has always held a strong interest in the visual arts and in visual information. While she majored in Materials Science at MIT, she also obtained a second degree in music and a minor in visual studies. Visual arts have managed to permeate her technical work; during her Ph.D in Polymer Science and Engineering at UMass Amherst, she completed a thesis that required advanced electron microscopy, image analysis, and theoretical data modeling. These experiences provided the visual insight and information that now influences much of her artwork.
Dr. Valluzzi’s work has been included in private collections across the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Dubai and Malta, and in the corporate collection of "Seyfarth Shaw" Boston law offices around Boston. She has a selection of pieces on loan to the MIT Materials Science and Engineering Department as indoor public art. Her accomplishments include having published thirty articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, having made several scientific patents, having been a subject matter expert for an encyclopedia chapter, and having been invited to speak at science talks across the US, Europe, and Japan.
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