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Step into a hidden realm where technology becomes art, where the infinitesimal landscapes of computer chips transform into captivating vistas known as ChipScapes. Imagine peering through a miniature looking glass into a universe unseen by the naked eye – a world of silicon secrets, a symphony of bytes and circuits. This is the realm of ChipScapes, where microscopic landscapes come to life in wall art and jewelry. What was once a mundane, silvery-gray expanse, becomes an explosion of vibrant hues and dazzling shades. The secret behind this transformation lies in a meticulously orchestrated ballet of light, a dance that unveils the hidden layers of chip manufacturing. If you yearn to unlock the secrets of the digital age, to witness the interplay of science, history, and artistry, join us. Uncover the hidden tales of chips that power our lives, explore the chronicles that link past to present, and witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of chips magnified to a realm where giants are dwarfed and marvels are unveiled.

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Categories: ArtEducationElectronicsGamingUpcycling

Exhibit Zone: Opportunity

Exhibit Space: OG13, OG14 (Subject to Change)

Exhibit Number: 23-68




ChipScapes are pictures taken of computer chips, sort of microscopic chip landscapes, or ChipScapes for short. The artwork is created by photographing a silicon computer chip using a microscope and special lighting. Silicon is a silvery gray element and not very exciting to look at. The colors in ChipScapes come from a process I use that creates a prism effect derived from special lighting that takes advantage of the layered manufacturing process of computer chips. I use different lighting, angles, and the prism effect of chips to create colorful images of an otherwise boring gray chip. I use mostly vintage microprocessors and memory chips from the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to the artwork and the chip, I also include stories about the history and importance of the chips. I use shadow box frames, canvas, and jewelry frames. My artworks are in museums around the world. I bring a table, display grids, and a microscope.