Pearman explored the wonderful world of microcosm and microcosm. The discoveries are showcased as a series of architectural glass designs for their school stairwell windows.
The session explored microcosm and macrocosm as seen through optical devises such as binoculars, magnifying glasses and microscopes. This exploration began with the showing of the inspirational film, ‘Powers of Ten’, a short American documentary film written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames.
Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breath taking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.
Each session explored a different view of our universe,
1. The outer cosmos, star constellations and orbits
2. The natural world, the planet Earth
3. The Microscopic world of insects, bacteria and cells
How an artist works
Light and colour