Science underpins modern culture. Every time we flip a light switch, open a computer, pass through security check points or receive an MRI, our lives benefit from and are enriched by the work of scientific research. And yet, the public remains confused by how scientists conduct their work and canít comprehend its value. My art work helps reinforce the connection between scientific research and the health and well being of communities.
I have worked with Fermi National Accelerator as their first Artist in Residence and am a member of the Art@CMS group at CERN in Switzerland. I have collaborated with scientists at the Field Museum, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. This Spring, I have been invited to be the resident artist on the ADEON experiment, dealing with under water acoustics. I book exhibitions, lecture widely and write articles promoting the value of using art to help others appreciate the beauty of science.
"Lindsay Olson is the only artist I've ever met who embraces science in an undaunted manner determined to help us all understand and appreciate it. She finds beauty in the beautiful mysteries of science and makes sense out of the pure logic that undergirds science."