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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quantum Theories in Café Botanique!

 

The Science of Plant Color –

Quantum Mechanisms in Color Layering

By Patricia Koemel, Texas Tech University

Patricia Koemel presents her current research in color theory, which assists in the selection of color in the colored pencil layering process and reconstructs an accurate hue of the plant specimen in botanical illustration. This very interesting, new physiological color theory combines artistic color theory with ideas from quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, biology, bio-physiology, and bio-chemistry, and finally mathematically reconstructs physiological color from primary plant pigment absorption wavelengths.


Patricia Koemel is a botanical Illustrator and currently in the Fine Arts Doctoral Program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her research on Quantum Color Theory has resulted in an innovative, advanced color theory that proposes a methodological process for building and layering color in order to construct realistic hues in scientific illustration.  

Café Botanique is a part of the Botanical Art and Illustration Program and is open to everybody. The 30-40 minute talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a discussion. Café Botanique meets every first and third Thursday of the month, each time with a different topic relating to Denver Botanic Gardens exhibits and Botanical Illustration classes. There is no admission fee and pre-registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided! This lecture offers one elective credit hour in the BI-program.

Thursday, May 21, 2009, Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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