Larry Lagin, San Francisco bay area artist (and scientist)
Larry Lagin is a retired scientist who worked on two of the world’s largest nuclear fusion research projects at Princeton Plasma Physics and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Since retiring in 2014, Larry has taken drawing and painting classes in a Specialized Drawing certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension, and recently completed the Post Baccalaureate certificate program in Visual Arts, specializing in painting in June 2018.
Larry lives in the East Bay of San Francisco and recently became a Resident Artist and has a studio at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore.
“I devoted most of my scientific career trying to recreate the energy of the stars – essentially trying to tame nature by creating order out of chaos. And so, I also do it with my art – with the energy and untamed chaos I use in many strokes of the brush, seeking and eventually searching for order. There’s nothing like the pursuit of creative exploration and discovery that I find from both.”