Luminous

and other visual poems by 
CLARE OLIVARES | Scientist + Visual Artist


For over a decade, I worked in a physics research lab analyzing bubble chamber film. Visual Poems is a series created using pages taken from a 1930s physics textbook, where I have “found” poems and added paint to enhance each poem’s meaning.  Many of the early “poems” were created during a 2015 art residency in Cambodia.

Luminous

acrylic on textbook page, 8″x 5″ 


Ice

acrylic on textbook page, 8″ x 5″


How Far Above

acrylic on page from physics textbook, 8″ x 5″


Each Acts in Strength

acrylic & pencil on textbook page, 8″ x 5.5″, 2016


Liberated Liberated

Completed after visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. In Southeast Asian culture, pins on a black cloth symbolize mourning.
ink & acrylic on textbook page, 7″ x 4 1/2″, 2015


Pass Through Light

Created after visiting Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh 
ink & acrylic on textbook page, 7″ x 4 1/2″, 2015


Air in a Room

acrylic & ink on textbook page, 7″x4 1/2″, 2015


Through Air

acrylic on textbook page, 7″ x 4 1/2″, 2015

 

Enjoy more of Ms. Olivares’ work at www.clareolivares.com