If one doesn’t recognize the initials in ET Modern gallery as belonging to the famed analytic designer and artist Edward Tufte, the artwork inside could be anything. With his abstract 3-D sculptures, the artist could have been expressing a deep-seated emotion or announcing to the world how he likes his eggs.
But since they belong to Tufte and his namesake gallery, the works are simplified representations of something much more complicated — in this case the behaviors of subatomic particles as dictated by the diagrams of renowned physicist Richard Feynman.
In All Possible Photons, Tufte brings Feynman’s diagrams into the 3-D realm, where they belong. He recreates them as stainless steel structures that dust the walls of ET Modern like snowflakes, no two alike. The diagrams come in a variety of sizes, the smallest of which (approximately two spread out hands) is used to display all... keep reading