educator, writer, planner, curator, and closet artist
the science studio
where I tinker and think….
Being an academic at heart, I was always drawn to books as an art form—making them, manipulating them, exploring different ways they can convey content.
COLLECTIONS OF CURIOSITIES
It’s not enough to collect curiosities; they need to be staged. By creating new contexts and making unusual juxtapositions, they can convey any number of meanings and messages. I’m especially interested in exploring how the stuff of nature and science can be arranged to show how cool and weird and wonder-full they are, in contrast to the dry, didactic depictions that so many people encounter in science class.
My interest in science and nature includes an interest in how they have been depicted: what images, what classifications, their claims, debates and ethics. My library includes textbooks, field guides, natural histories, and encyclopedias. Books that depict science as the deeply creative endeavor that it is. It also includes books on that great patron of science that is the museum: histories, philosophies, architecture and design.