|The goals of the exhibition are to show creative work that explores the intersection between art and science; to foster communication between the arts and sciences; and to spark new ways of viewing the world and ourselves. creative work that transcends pure scientific illustration to explore the conceptual realm where art and science both reside is strongly encouraged.
Juror's Talks: Friday, Feb. 12
5:15-6 PM, Sharon Bladholm
Sharon Bladholm, one of the exhibit's jurors, leads an illustrated talk about her work as an artist with various scientific expeditions, including her current projects.
6-6:45 PM, Shih-Wen Young
Shih-Wen Young will talk about the selection of work for the current consilience show. Young is a physicist and artist who with Sharon Bladholm, juried the Consilience exhibit.
Location: Davis, California, United States
Web site: romadevanbu.com
Statement: Where do we come from? Throughout the ages humans have addressed this fundamental mystery by applying the science of their time to the evidence available, resulting in evolving theories and explanations. We can follow the course of these origin stories in the art created to hold and share them. ?Footprint in Water? is an origin icon of sorts, reflecting our current understanding. As such it is part of this traditional union of art and science. The alien looking ?footprint? in the center of the drawing represents an ancestral amoeba vibrating with life in a the primordial sea.
Footprint in WaterDimensions: 32" x 42"
Material: Graphite on paper