Miriam Mc Connon’s painting ‘Tyndall’s Ιlluminations’ is a homage to the work of The Carlow born scientist John Tyndall and in particular the relevance of his discoveries in battling the present day effects of the Greenhouse effect.

The artist has created a narrative using elements from his prominent career. 

The repetition of his laboratory equipment, the figure of Tyndall himself and image of his microscopic ice flowers on the canvas aim to resemble an ancient illuminated manuscript. This resemblance is a reference to Tyndall’s personal struggle to separate science from religion.