As an artist and scientist, I incorporate the creative process to invent my own materials and products that demonstrate the advancement of nanotechnology. I am inspired by what nanoparticles do, how they operate, and the open questions about their effects on health and the environment. I draw from concepts and research to create sculptures and installations. I translate microscopy images into three-dimensional forms using ceramics and mixed media. My objects capture the shapes, uniformities, and defects of nanoparticles. Through experimentation and testing, I make new discoveries in material and optimize their function.
— Josh Van Stippen