Join the dots - coherent millions sublime

Tom Grimsey

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


The goal of the exhibition and related events was to make pointilist drawings of crystaline molecules that appear to self-assemble from chaos into structural order using almost a million adhesive spots on large transparent sheets of polyethelyne overlayed onto mathematical grids. We made rippling waves of graphene, quasicrystals, zeolite and porphyrin structures graphene and boron nitride moire patterns. The event was part of the 'Big Draw' Campaign and attracted the public in large numbers over a weekend. Followed by an exhibition. Nobel Prize winning scientist Prof Konstantin Novoselov and Dr Leonid Ponomarenco assisted. The project was selected from hundreds of applicants to win a 'Drawing Inspiration Award' from the 'Campaign for Drawing'.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2011
Eventexhibition - Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, 15-16 Oct 2011
Duration: 15 Oct 2011 → …


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