Before Mas Subramanian's chemistry lab discovered a brand new pigment of blue (dubbed "YInMn" [yin-min] blue), he wasn't anticipating to find anything that would garner the attention of the fine arts community. Serendipity led to a collaboration between Subramanian and OSU painting professor Julie Green, who has historically incorporated blue as a primary element of her original works. While the pigment has yet to become commercially available, OSU fine arts students had the opportunity to paint with this rare hue on the same campus where this promising new material was discovered.

YInMn Blue + OSU Fine Arts: Unlikely Pairings Ep. 1