Claire Zurkowski; Designer and Maker
Chicago, IL

I am a textile artist and mineral physicist. My research in mineral physics is centered around determining the chemistry and structures of minerals that form deep inside of the Earth l. I solve crystal structures by examining how light interacts with crystals and how it is diffracted off of the planes of atoms within them. Through this I have become interested in how we perceive light and how our eyes interpret optical information. This exploration is reflected in my woven work.