Katherine Nunan | July 24, 2017
When recent Notre Dame Engineering graduate Josh Erickson was asked to take a creative approach to a project for his Reactive Transport class this past spring, using the works of Claude Monet was a thought that came easily to him.
“Monet focuses a lot on harmony and tranquility, which I’m a big fan of,” said Erickson, who has long been familiar with the famed artist’s paintings.
Students in the class were asked by Professor Diogo Bolster to develop something creative based upon topics related to course, such as water management and climate change. Erickson’s idea used pollution to transform the famous images of natural, untouched landscapes into grim images representing the harsh realities of contamination.