Interactive installation of objects that hark back to 19th century scientific instruments. Viewers areinvited to step up to the sculptures,
peer into intricately set lenses, and examine parodies of
investigations of the balance of
nature. Parasitic insects engage in at once ordinary and extraordinary
activities, a beetle reads, a wasp falls in love, a bee gazes
through a telescope, a black wasp talks on the telephone.
As meditations on nature and inevitability, the tableaux parallel
the daily routines and desires of the natural world with our
own; wondrous microcosms pointing to macrocosmic order.
views from the
Michael Kohler Art Center
- December 9, 2005