Virtual Sculpture

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have a nice day 

Have a Nice Day, 2017

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Chris Kemp and Diana Torres, Azadeh Gholizadeh and Janine Fron

In Memory of Martyl

Digital PHSCologram Sculpture Duratrans, Kodalith and Plexiglas

42 x 32 x 72 inches

In homage to the original 'Have a Nice Day' PHSCologram collaboration with the late artist and Doomsday Clock designer, Martyl, Ellen Sandor and (art)n created a PHSCologram sculpture with three additional panels to compliment the original, addressing more in depth factors that have lead and continue to push humanity towards midnight. Produced 15 years after the original 'Have a Nice Day,' this new work reveals heightened threats of nuclear warfare, growing tensions between nations, and environmental factors of climate change, featuring Martyl’s landscape paintings from Mountain & Islands (1999), the Doomsday Clock, and archived concerns from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

 
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have a nice day II 

PHSCologram Panels

In homage to the original 'Have a Nice Day' PHSCologram collaboration with the late artist and Doomsday Clock designer, Martyl, Ellen Sandor and (art)n created a PHSCologram sculpture with three additional panels to compliment the original, addressing more in depth factors that have lead and continue to push humanity towards midnight. Produced 15 years after the original 'Have a Nice Day,' this new work reveals heightened threats of nuclear warfare, growing tensions between nations, and environmental factors of climate change, featuring Martyl’s landscape paintings from Mountain & Islands (1999), the Doomsday Clock, and archived concerns from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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Have a Nice Day II, 2017

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Chris Kemp and Diana Torres, Azadeh Gholizadeh and Janine Fron

In Memory of Martyl

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

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Have a Nice Day II, 2017

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Chris Kemp and Diana Torres, Azadeh Gholizadeh and Janine Fron

In Memory of Martyl

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 30 inches

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Have a Nice Day II, 2017

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Chris Kemp and Diana Torres, Azadeh Gholizadeh and Janine Fron

In Memory of Martyl

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 30 inches

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HAVE A NICE DAY I

Have a Nice Day, 2002

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa and Janine Fron

Martyl

Virtual Photograph/Digital PHSCologram Sculpture: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

A painterly mountainscape inspired by Martyl’s “Tent Rocks” looms in the background, ominously juxtaposed with Martyl’s “Doomsday Clock”, initially designed in 1947 as a magazine cover for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 

 

The clock is instantly recognized as a symbol of the nuclear arms race. Its relevance is of even more importance today, with rogue nations now admitting to possessing nuclear weapons, and recent increased terrorist activity. We can only hope this work is not a symbol of what is to come, as we try to make light of the dark humor in the title—”Have a Nice Day”.

“Ellen Sandor was right on the cusp of science iconography and art in the mid-1980s, which is something I was always interested in and tried to bring about in the beginning. Ellen was one of the first to grab the ideas to show you how to breach science and art. It takes someone who has aesthetic qualities. Scientists know their equations are beautiful, which is really hard to understand. The artist has another dimension and can see the beauty in microbes. Photography has advanced so now that to combine the two is something young artists all take for granted. Ellen was one of the first to use scientific processes to create a combination of art and science.” — Martyl

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The Equation of Terror

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The Equation of Terror, 1991

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers, James Zanzi and Craig Ahmer

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

(3) 24 x 20, (2) 14 x 11 inches

 

Nuclear Necrophilia

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Nuclear Necrophilia, 1986

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: James Zanzi, Mark Resch and Randy Johnson

Dan Sandin, Stephan Meyers, and Rich Wolski, Electronic Visualization Lab, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

(3) 24 x 20 inches

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