Snow Melt

Piece description from the artist

'Snow Melt' is a very abstracted reinvented landscape. The piece is reinvented because of experimental features that push the boundaries of landscape painting past abstraction. For example, the use of various coarse media such as alumina, large mica flake, and coarse sand create the features of the landscape. Some of the sketched black line details are also thermochromic, causing them to disappear in a warm room and reappear in a cold room. The effect is subtle, gradual, and reversible. This piece is one of my first experiments in making changeable fine art using thermochromic pigment. If you are interested in the original, please arrange through Turning Art to see pictures of the warm and cool states. If you are in Massachusetts, we can demonstrate the subtle morphing at your home or place of work.

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About Regina Valluzzi

Waltham, MA

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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