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Posted November 23, 2021 in Member News

Jennifer Robison in Iridescense at LASM

Humans live in a world of color. Color is all around us - red, blue, yellow, and everything in between. But what about those special colors that transform as your angle of viewing shifts? Colors that encompass the rainbow and are often described as such, yet aren't actually a rainbow? This is known as iridescence.

In its latest fine art exhibition, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum has partnered with Dr. Nathan Lord, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology and Director of the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, to explore iridescence. Through works of art by Karl Gaff (Ireland), Ted Kinsman (New York), Christopher Marley (Oregon), Kate Nichols (California), Soo Sunny Park (New Hampshire), Jennifer Robison (Louisiana), and Franziska Schenk (England), along with partners from Louisiana State University, visitors will uncover the scientific principles that explain the rainbow-like, color-shifting phenomenon of iridescence. There is more to this captivating occurrence than meets the eye.

Learn more at All images are courtesy of the artists.

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