40x40 Day 2

John Sabraw (British, b. 1968)
Mixed media on aluminum panel
Sheet/image : 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.61 x 14.61 cm)
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Hope College Collection
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Ohio University art professor John Sabraw extracts metallic oxides from water polluted by mining and manufacturing operations and uses those metallic oxides to make the pigments that appear in his evocative abstract paintings. Sabraw sees his work as a fusion of art and science, as he once explained in an interview: “I collaborate with many scientists and artists in widely differing fields, and I have come to the conclusion that scientists and artists share two critical aspects: curiosity and failure. We are endlessly curious, try new things, and fail often. But that failure does not dampen our curiosity. So the artist, like the scientist, has a crucial role to perform in our society: see things differently, act on this vision, report the failures and successes.”

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