New formula: Fusion of art and science

Original piece: Darling’s painting “Depart.”

Original piece: Darling’s painting “Depart.”

Tyler Boydston

Managing Editor

The arts and sciences have combined forces in a series of paintings based on scientific ideas and Albert Einstein. The paintings, done by Junior Art Major Sarah Darling, were put on display in the Science Building. A showcase for the pieces was held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18.

The artwork have remained on display since the show.

Darling said Einstein
was one of her idols, “He’s somebody that I really look up to, not only because of his genius and his physics and his ambitions in life but also because he was extremely creative.”

From her birth, Darling has been surrounded by the two opposing worlds.

“I grew up loving [Einstein] because my dad was a scientist and my mom is an artist, so

I had this huge collaboration According to Darling, able to initiate this.”

growing up.”
Darling said she intended

on studying science before she realized her appreciation of art.

“Initially, I wasn’t going to be an art student,” Darling said. “I was going to go into the sciences, but then I discovered that I like art, like drawing and expressing myself, so I chose that instead.”

the idea behind the art showcase began in the spring and involved a collaboration between departments.

“It was a spur of ideas from several different people at
the same time,” Darling said. “Last spring, the Art Guild said something about the collaboration of art and science together, so we spoke to the Dean of Sciences and he was

Darling explained that upon the removal of her pictures from the Science Building, other artists’ works will be replace them, continuing the collaboration between the departments at CU.

“They will be up until the end of October,” Darling said. “Then other artists will be going up. I’m so excited for everybody else because the students who draw the human body, like the muscles and the bones and tissues, will be on display.”

Darling is currently in the process of trying to sell her works.

“I didn’t really want to sell them, only because my senior show,” Darling said.

“Artists, when they graduate, have this huge show to present what they have done in their art career so far. I want to have my collection still, but

I can just make another one, make some money and keep producing.”

The senior art showcase takes place for CU art students in April of their graduating year. Darling said her paintings in the Science Building display

a combination of her two possible career paths in the arts and the sciences.

“It was pretty much my

whole art career: a dedication to art and science,” Darling said. “I just collaborated them together and showed the public what I thought. I love science, especially quantum mechanics and physics. That’s my goal in life to fulfill, along with art. I like to depict things with that illustrative form to combine these two together.”


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