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Join ESS majors for Minns Garden ‘Art Intervention’ Sept. 29

Marion Wilson

Marion Wilson

More than 70 Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (ESS) majors will take part in an ‘Art Intervention’ in Minns Garden (map) under the leadership of Philadelphia-based artist Marion Wilson, Friday, September 29 starting at 12:20 p.m.

“The students in the ESS colloquium (ESS 2000) will observe and draw the biodiversity of the garden from three perspectives: standing, kneeling and lying down,” says Johannes Lehmann, professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, who co-teaches the colloquium with Susan Riha, Charles L. Pack Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

“Then we’ll hang their works throughout the garden, together creating an ephemeral artists’ herbarium and installation of this small natural world on campus,” adds Lehmann.

The Cornell community is invited to join in the process from 1:15 to 3 p.m.

Wilson is known for her frequent collaborative partnerships with students and botanists as well as, homeless people, real-estate developers, grocers, and government officials. In her own studio, she uses the lens of ecology to capture endangered landscapes and overlooked plant species, in particular moss.

Photo: MLAB blog.

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