Piece description from the artist
Rhythmic geometries of color and shape underpin strange abstracted devices that appear to assemble themselves from the painted textures. Odd abstracted electromechanical details provide a counterpoint. The patterns and shapes used are reminiscent of designs I've seen for nanomechanical devices, nanofluidics, and nanopatterned molecules. That and a little "night music".
The pun (and some inspiration): Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusic". The musical piece has a lot of bright, choppy rhythmic motifs instead of long and fluid melodic lines. The highly rhythmic stacatto structure of the musical piece is reflected in the painting. The musical title translates to "a little night music". This being the 21st Century, "a little" goes nanoscale.
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.
Her newsletter is a good source of ongoing information: http://eepurl.com/daiLQ