Quantics: The Art & Science of Sebastian
October 10, 2013 - March 2, 2014
“Quantics” is more than just an art exhibition. It transcends unto the museum’s interactive Discovery Pavilion, the Science On a Sphere Theatre, the museum grounds, and the streets of McAllen; thus, demonstrating the fusion between art and science and their dependency on one another for inspiration. Sebastian’s “Quantics” draws from nanotechnology researcher Dr. Miguel Jose-Yacaman’s work with “Helenita”, the electron microscope located at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Advanced Microscopy Laboratory. Additionally, the work of Dr. Jose-Yacaman, Chair of the Physics & Astronomy Department of UTSA, will tie in Sebastian’s work and inspiration through a hands-on science exhibit at IMAS’ Discovery Pavilion that will explain to audience members the history of microscopy and nanotechnology.
Inversely, just like Sebastian’s work is inspired by Dr. Jose-Yacaman, his “Quantics” sculptures pose the question, “Is there a window to the real 6-D space? And are we just a mere 3-D projection?” While they are tough questions, Sebastian’s artwork has opened a new window in Dr. Yacaman’s research in understanding nature’s behavior.