Double Vision 3A; Archival inkjet prints and acrylic on board; 20” x 33.5” x 2.5” (overall)
Information washes over us in waves, day in and day out. I am fascinated by the manner in which we manipulate information to synthesize knowledge and beliefs, both true and false. We routinely devise new conceptual tools from sheer thought, making leaps of
intuition triggered by the simple act of paying attention. Having a background in physics, I have relied on these creative habits to tackle not only abstract scientific questions but also mundane
technical tasks. As an artist, I take a similar approach with the images I select as my raw materials, dissecting and combining them both digitally and physically, as if they were scientific data to be analyzed. This process results in folded paper sculptures that, when photographed, serve as starting points for future work. Thus, one piece leads to another just as knowledge and ideas build on
themselves. Folding images is therefore my way of actively perceiving the world, of shaping facts into a digestible form, and of giving voice to the irrepressible human impulse to observe, record, and
comprehend — an impulse that underpins both art and science.
About the artist
Werner Sun is a visual artist who lives and works in Ithaca, NY. A particle physicist by training, Werner has exhibited his work at the Garrison Art Center, Manifest Gallery, the Islip Art Museum, the Schweinfurth Art Center, the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, and the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. His essays and images have been published in Stone Canoe, SciArt Magazine, and The