I'm on a mission to discover & document the wild micro-beasties of Seattle! Artist turned scientist, I'm on a visual exploration of the unseen.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Here. BRIEF SUMMARY: Seattle is an urban jungle filled with tiny organisms not visible to the naked eye, but worthy of being seen. A hidden kingdom of protists - creatures that are neither plant nor animal,are usually comprised of a single cell, and the building blocks of many ecosystems. DISCOVERIES & PROJECT UPDATES:Follow my progress and scientific discoveries via my Blog. ABOUT ME: I'm an artist with a passion for nature, science, and art. Using paper-mache, fabric and embroidery I make work depicting the tangent between wild and tame - the denizens of cracks in the sidewalks, roof eaves and cellars. The quotidian, the extraordinary. In the tradition of artist/scientists like Ernst Haekel I explore the relationships between the macro/microcosms of the natural world. FUNDING: I’m requesting your assistance to purchase a compound microscope, USB digital microscope eye piece, a flash drive to store my newly acquired photos, lab equipment for my secret laboratory and some seed money to have fabric custom printed with my microscopic portraits. WHAT'S NEXT: This equipment will allow me to develop/design a new body of art work which I will share online, in print, and in (fingers crossed) a solo exhibition.This project not only marks a major development as an emerging artist, but also creates an unique opportunity to engage viewers in a dialog about the delicate unseen world.
I've recently signed up for field research training with local non-profit Home Waters and hope to include young people in my upcoming field research. In the coming months I'll be forming more partnerships to bring art,science, nature and beauty to the community.
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