Josef Kristofoletti: Higgs Boson Mural
In an incredibly time-relevant move, artist Josef Kristofoletti made a mural of the recent Higgs Boson discovery. Look above to check it out.
As Kristofoletti’s youtube page states,
“This video documents the making of an art project commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The three-story tall mural was painted by international artist Josef Kristofoletti on the side of the ATLAS control room directly above the detector, near the Swiss-French border outside of Geneva. This project was inspired by the same questions that physicists are trying to answer; where did we come from, what does it mean to be human, and what is our place in the universe. The artist worked closely with physicists at CERN over the course of a year to create the mural. It depicts the artist’s interpretation of what the Higgs boson might look like.”
Kristofoletti, originally from Austin, Texas, specializes in mural works. You can see more of his larger-than-life creations of wonder by clicking here.
- Lee Jones