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A curated collection of photographs that explore the interaction of art and life. Highlighting the examination of plant exploration, historical tales, scientific inquires through artistic endeavors.

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A gathering of inspiration, thought experiments, and injections of where life is art.

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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

Anna Taugher

"Painters throughout art history from the Northern Song, Baroque, Rococo and Hudson River School tailored their depictions of nature to serve an artistic narrative. Today, photoshopped images of verdant forests and unspoiled beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist. By exploring idealized views of nature, my work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment."   Alison Moritsugu

In Moritsugu's exhibition Inconsequence / In Consequence she paints idealic images of wild forests on log stumps that one could imagine were freshly cut out of the forest depicted within the painting. This use of skill and material exemplifies the old human notion of Manifest Destiny and how the west was won. Though these ideals are not on the forefront of our modern mind our consumption of natural resources says otherwise. Moritsugu captures this doomsday beautifully.


In the Eyes of the Animal

Anna Taugher

An art experience created by design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast uses moss covered virtual reality helmets to take participants on a journey to see the forest through the eyes of animals. Human vision is made up of rods, cones, and a combination of red, yellow, and blues. Compared to other creatures this gives us a pretty limited spectrum of vision. With the help of these creature helmets viewers can experience the vision of super-sighted animals like the frog, owl, and  dragonfly (whom experience color in twelve wavelengths as opposed to our three). These helmets relay real time artistic renditions of what your surroundings might look like to these creatures, created using remote sensing technology, CT scans, and drone footage to manifest these real time sense inducing visions. Strap these moss helmets on, open your eyes, and see like it's the first time you've used your eyes.

Burial Pod

Anna Taugher

May your decomposing body send nourishment to the tree planted upon you, and may you live on forever as a memento within this burial pod forest.

Capsula Mundi