Elemental Structures: Permanent Installation completed June 2021
Each of these seven, 7 foot tall, pillars depict an element's emission spectrum. Each element has its own emission spectrum "fingerprint," giving astronomers the ability to know exactly what elements makeup far away stars and gas clouds. Elements included are Iron, Hydrogen, Helium, Carbon, Neon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen. Can you tell which pillar matches each element? Be sure to check out the Fingerprints of Light Activity while you're at Fiske to give it a try!
Sophie Adams (she/her) is a physical artist who works at the intersection of art, technology, and science, particularly astronomy. Her pieces reflect her own curiosity, to spark questions in the viewer about the science behind the world we live in. Adams has worked at Fiske for the past 3 and a half years as a presenter, production artist, graphic designer, and animator. She graduated in Spring 2021 with a BS in Technology, Arts, and Media from CU's Engineering School. Sophie is now the Building Manager for Artisan's Asylum in Boston, MA, runs an embroidery shop on Etsy, runs her own photography business, and works remotely with Fiske.