Science Artwork of the Month: January 2015

Science Artwork of the Month: January 2015

This month, Know Science presents: PARASITE BY MICHAEL RAKOWITZ The parasite shelter of Michael M. On 26th street and 9th avenue in New York. Urban winters are the toughest for the homeless and below zero temperatures can sometimes result in death in those sleeping on the streets. Artist Michael Rakowitz, while still a student at MIT, started designing a smart urban shelter for the homeless which uses excess heat from building HVAC systems to inflate and warm its structure. The parasite shelters are collapsible, cost under $5, are made with clear plastic bags (sometimes usingZiploc bags), and can be customized to fit different spatial requirements. For more information on Michael Rakowitz’s work please visit: HTTP://MICHAELRAKOWITZ.COM/PROJECTS/   Please follow and like...
Science Artwork of the Month: December 2014

Science Artwork of the Month: December 2014

Following Luke Jerram’s HIV (series 2) and Rob Kesseler’s Sphagnum moss, we are pleased to have yet another wonderful and inspiring artist, Jennifer Wen Ma, as part of our Know Science Artwork of the Month series. Inked Chandelier (pictured above) by Jennifer Wen Ma is currently on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Inked Chandelier (2014), a large-scale installation composed of more than 700 live plants (mostly native to Canada’s West Coast), is painted completely black with Chinese ink. Suspended from the oculus of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s rotunda, the plants continue to grow as green buds sprout from the blackness. The site-specific work represents a dialogue between the past and present, in which Ma pays homage to the legacy of ink painting by emphasizing time as an element of the composition. Viewers can observe the live installation transform over the duration of the exhibition. For further information on the work of Jennifer Wen Man, please visit littlemeat.net.   Please follow and like...
Science Artwork of the Month: November 2014

Science Artwork of the Month: November 2014

Know Science’s connection with amazing artists continues with Sphagnum moss by Rob Kessler (2010), developed in conjunction with the Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal. It’s a true honor to have London-based artist Rob Kesseler display one of his art pieces for Know Science. Rob is the Chair of Arts, Design and Science at the University of the Arts in London. Are you an artist that finds inspiration in science and the natural world? Submit your entry by emailing us at info@knowscience.org. We’d love to hear from you!   . Please follow and like...
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