This past Friday, Marie-Jeanne Musiol graciously welcomed us into her backyard studio for a short tour and illuminating discussion about her foliate photographic series: The Radiant Forest, Energy Herbarium (2011)
Using a complex electromagnetic photographic process, Musiol captures the innate energy present in living organisms. Each photograph represents a specific leaf at a distinct point in its life cycle.
The series is a continuation of Musiol’s exploration into the nature of botanical energy and magnetic fields as communicative forces.
To view the complete series, visit Preternatural at the Canadian Museum of Nature from December 9 2011-February 12, 2012.
See www.musiol.ca for more of Marie-Jeanne Musiol’s work.
A television interview with artist Anne Katrine Senstad and farmer Ronnie Waguespack on the process behind Senstad’s work: The Sugarcane Labyrinth.
Come and see The Sugarcane Labyrinth installed at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa as part of Preternatural from December 9th, 2011 – February 12th, 2012.
See more of Senstad’s work here:
Sarah Walko just sent us a handful of lovely photos of her installation-in-progress for Preternatural.
Here is a glimpse at the hundreds of incredibly intricate test tube sculptures that will become part of Walko’s mixed media installation at the Canadian Museum of Nature, on display from December 9th, 2011 – February 12th, 2012 .
The final work will include the test tube sculptures pictured above, as well as other small wonders such as miniature landscapes, moss-filled lightbulbs, microscope slides, plants, and fish to name a few, and will be called:
It is very least what one ever sees (all that we share in these drawers) (myelin sheath) (birds linking landscapes) (and nets hold light and dark clouds, centuries, weather satellites) (they seep) (static, silence heresy), 2011, Sarah Walko
Andrew Wright works with fabricator Christopher Solar to form one of the large curved photo panels that will become Nox Borealis, Wright’s work in Preternatural.
Nox Borealis will be on display as part of Preternatural at the Canadian Museum of Nature from December 9, 2011 until February 12, 2012.
Welcome to the Preternatural Blog!
The eight artists in the show as well as curator Celina Jeffery and her team will use this space as a communal record of all the behind-the-scenes activity leading up to and during the exhibition, which opens December 9th, 2011 and runs until February 17th, 2012.
Stay tuned for photos, videos, and all else Preternatural-related.