Lindsay’s artistic practice grows out of an intense curiosity about the ways our society is supported by science and technology. As Fermiab’s first artist in residence, she worked with scientists, members of the operations crew, and numerous staff throughout the lab to learn the basics of high energy physics. She was inspired to create a body of work that reflects the beauty of the research and the dedication of the scientists at Fermilab.
The project sheds light on both the smallest frontiers and the structure of the universe: the subatomic realm of neutrinos, quarks and leptons. Lindsay is fascinated by the behavior of nature’s fundamental building blocks that make up all that we see. She views the project as an ideal way to invite others with little or no technical background to explore the very underpinnings of reality itself.
Project Supporters The American Physical Society, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Columbia College Chicago Art@CMS
-- Lindsay Olson’s artistic practice grows out of an intense curiosity about the ways our society is supported by science and technology. She has worked as Fermi National Accelerator’s first artist in residence, as a visiting artist with the Field Museum, The Chicago Botanic Garden and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Olson teaches textiles at Columbia College Chicago. Her work on high energy physics is currently touring in Europe and in the US.