Inside this desert lies the tiniest grain of sand

A grain of sand from the Sahara Desert chiselled to 0.00005mm using special nanotechnology. This new minute grain of sand was then taken back to the Sahara and buried

About Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson's conceptual, interdisciplinary practice combines a scientific, research-based approach with a clean minimalist presentation. Focusing on cosmology, ecology, and geology, Paterson's intimate works engage the viewer with monumental ideas of time and the cosmos, as in Vatnajökull (the sound of) (2007–08), a neon phone number that connected callers to sounds culled from a microphone submerged in the meltwater of an Icelandic glacier. For Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2008), Paterson approached OSRAM, a manufacturer of daylight bulbs, to develop a bulb that emitted the quality of light of a full moon.

Scottish, b. 1981, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Katie Paterson, James Cohan, New York
2014
Katie Paterson: Ideas, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Group Shows on Artsy

2015