Patsy Sherman

Patsy Sherman


Title: Patsy Sherman


The People Behind the Patents.


With every passing year we are provided with new gadgets to alleviate the problems of our busy lives, yet few of us stop to consider that behind every new gadget is an individual who has confronted a problem and originated a solution. This series of prints is a tribute to those innovative and ingenious people who have shaped the modern world.


An accidental spill of chemicals lead chemist Patsy Sherman and colleague Sam Smith into creating a new stain repellent for fabrics. Scotchgard™ as it was named by Sherman’s employer, 3M, went on to earn over $300 million annually.

Technique: Digital prints on archival pigment and paper.

Dimensions: Print size is 150x150mm loose fitted to a 200x200mm mount.