"Thermal Gestures" explores our place in the environment, making visible the invisible. The artwork is a highly tactile interactive experience where touch and breath become visible. It creates a sense of awe and wonder. As the visitor touches the stretchy wall, their hands, arms and legs become visible. As they move across the surface, the fabric retains their body heat and displays the residue of their movement, which slowly dissipates over time. Even the heat of the breath is captured and becomes visible and almost tangible.
The work is currently on 12-month display at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, and has a rich exhibition history over the last 3 years. The piece is also an invention, and was recently awarded a patent -- USPTO #10,447,946 "Interactive Artistic Presentation System with Thermographic Imagery".