The Love Story behind Museum of Endoluminosity
About Mick Lorusso
Mick Lorusso is a visual artist focused on energy in its many forms: as sustenance, movement, sensation, electricity and light. He integrates science, mysticism, ecology, and community into his work, which includes drawing, sculpture, and urban intervention. After losing his step father to Leukemia, he delve deeper into the fusion between art and science and the power of light to heal cancerous cells.
[The Nanodiamonds] project [is] developed in conversation with UCLA Art|Sci Collective, Alia Ghoneum, Dr. Jim Gimzewski, Dr. Dean Ho, Clarissa Ribeiro, Dr. Benjamín Domínguez and Dr. Yolanda Olvera, friends, family, and others.
“A lot of the first work that I made after my father passed was actually quite messy and angry and tormented… .”—Mick
Credits: Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai; Videographer & Editor: Wade Chao
Mick Lorusso’s Creative Expressions
Ephemeral mural, Colorado Springs, CO, USA: 8 x 30 M, 2004
Transforming Tutt, was an intervention of 18 painted burlap banners on the side of Tutt library on the Colorado College campus. The gestural forms and flow of air across the burlap acted to dissolve Tutt’s blocky cement architecture into the surrounding flow of trees, mountains, water, shadows, and wind.