February 12, 2015
ANU School of Art PhD candidate ERICA SECCOMBE has won the inaugural Paramor Prize for Art and Innovation in Sydney.
The prize, which includes a $20,000 grant, was awarded to Seccombe for her work on a large ink jet print built at the School of Art’s Ink Jet Research Facility.
“I feel slightly surprised but really happy about it. I don’t expect to win things,” Seccombe told ANU.
Seccombe presented her first-ever solo exhibition, ‘Grow’, at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY in May last year.
The show featured a combination of 3D stereoscopic projection and 3D printed objects that drew upon the artist’s experimental research project into 3D Microcomputed X-ray tomography.
Her award-winning work at the Ink Jet Research Facility uses a scientific customisation tool known as 4D micro tomography to create a large ink-jet print of a mung bean sprouting.
“It’s the first time anyone has X-rayed plants germinating with micro-CT. So when I show scientists, it’s of interest. But it’s not used in science yet so it’s really cutting edge,” Seccombe said.
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