This is the first of a series of posts that will publish the results of artistic work by high-school students of three schools in Venice, who participate in a contest and exposition connected to the initiative "Art and Science across Italy", an initiative of the network CREATIONS, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU.

The AMVA4NewPhysics network is sponsoring and directing the artistic production in Venice, which has taken place at Liceo Stefanini, Liceo Foscarini, and Liceo Benedetti, involving over seventy 3rd and 4th year students. The production has ended this month, and following a pre-selection of the 12 best works, an exposition will take place during the week of July 5th-12th at the Palazzo del Casinò of the Lido of Venice, in conjunction with the international EPS conference in high-energy physics. 

Finally, at 9PM on July 8th, at the Sala Perla of the Casino of Venice, the best artworks will be given prizes in the presence of the Director General of CERN, dr. Fabiola Gianotti. The prizes are offered by the AMVA4NewPhysics network.

Here I present the first work, titled "Sub-lime". It is the work of Paola Bollato and Carlotta Dal Zennaro. In a short chat I had with them when I visited their school today, they say:

"In this work we have tried to simplify the visual description of a particle collision, to reach the maximum possible audience. We have used recycled materials in our assembly."

I believe the very careful construction and the choice of colours and materials makes this work very aesthetically pleasing. In the pictures below you can see the work and some details. 

I would like to encourage everybody who reads this post to please leave a comment in the thread, offering their own judgement of the composition. Thanks!