Works in Progress

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No matter where technology is now, it feels good to see a tangible thought process–edited, erased, written over, scratched out, or even completed.

Artist Alejandro Guijarro’s current show documents the blackboards of quantum mechanics calculations in various stages of progress. Some of the most expressive are those that have been erased but still leave a palimpsest of past work. Another is completely covered in calculations topped off by the word HONK. Nostalgia for the win.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →