Source: AMSE | Newsletter | June 10, 2020
The American Museum of Science and Energy is proud to receive a spectacularly beautiful, original, and yet unnamed, stained glass composition from local artist Laura Goff.
Using mouth-blown rondels and antique glass this contemporary stained-glass work creates a torrent of swirling circles, ribbons, and energetic motion to provoke the imagination. Mounted on the wall between AMSE’s 3-D printed jeep and Energy Leadership, just behind the Plasma Ball, this work of art adds a vibrant and dynamic element to the exhibit and reflects how the artist’s commitment to math and science created a work of such beauty.
Discussing how her pieces come to life Laura Goff states, “The most important thing about my art is math. Getting the math and the geometry right, if it doesn’t fit the hole, it’s a pretty piece of junk. I have a science log and I take notes on what works and what does not work. Math, art, and science all go together.” We are grateful for the opportunity to display this work of art, math, science, and beauty at the American Museum of Science and Energy. We send our sincere thanks to Laura Goff, Laura Goff Creations, and to Oak Ridge Councilman and AMSE Foundation Board member Jim Dodson who was instrumental in connecting AMSE with Ms. Goff.
AMSE is awaiting federal guidelines on reopening and is eager to showcase this work along with a new special exhibit: Eat Well, Play Well. This interactive and bilingual exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food and active lifestyle choices.
AMSE will announce its reopening timeline in accordance with federal guidelines as soon as possible.