This new work of art, inspired by the periodic table and created by art and chemistry students at KPU’s Surrey campus, measures approximately five metres by two metres. (submitted photo)

Colours of periodic table shown in large new wall art created by science and art students in Surrey

Collaborative effort at KPU campus ‘a fantastic example of the creativity and skill’

A large new work of art has been created by a fusion of art and science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus.

Chemistry and art students there collaborated to create an abstract print – one that’s approximately five metres by two metres in size – that showcases the colours of the periodic table.

Students of the two disciplines share space in the Spruce building at the campus, on 72nd Avenue, and came up with a plan to make the piece of art.

The chemistry students researched the colour of each individual element as a molecule, and the arts students used those colours to create abstract compositions.

The finished print has been hung in the facility’s Spruce Gallery, where it will remain on view for the next couple of months.

“This is a wonderful example of KPU’s polytechnic spirit – Fine Arts meets Chemistry in a student art installation celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table,” Elizabeth Worobec, dean of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture, said in a KPU news release.

Diane Purvey, dean of the Faculty of Arts, calls the collaborative effort “a fantastic example of the creativity and skill both Chemistry and Fine Arts students share.”

Art instructor Amy Huestis added: “We are very proud of the success of this project, and the willingness and enthusiasm of the students in researching and marking the artwork.”

• RELATED STORIES:

‘Spectrum’ showcase of art by six KPU grads at Surrey campus.

The science of edible photographs on shortbread bisquits: A Surrey artist talks.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Spruce building re-opens after $22M spruce-up.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

‘A labour of love’: High school turns into ‘toy shop’ for Surrey Christmas Bureau

Fraser Heights Secondary has been making toys for the non-profit for more than a decade

Oppal says Surrey mayor wrong about policing transition timeline

Chairman of committee overseeing Surrey’s transition from RCMP to city police says work won’t be done by Dec. 11

White Rock waterfront strategy ‘pop-up’ session to be held tomorrow

Event to take place at museum from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farnworth says Surrey RCMP boss’s statement on budget should be taken ‘seriously’

Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald warned Surrey’s budget will have “detrimental effect” on policing

LETTER: If recall mechanism existed, Surrey’s mayor would be gone in heartbeat

McCallum and cronies are out of control, won’t listen and are in dereliction of their duty

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Carriageworks Restorations come together to care for car

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Chilliwack mom gives back to neonatal unit with Christmas stocking drive

Ashley Durance is paying it forward to other families and their babies following daughter’s NICU stay

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Most Read