Breaking Boundaries Gallery Exhibit 2/21-3/29

3/29/2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bliss Gallery, Main Hall

Breaking Boundaries Gallery Exhibit 2/21-3/29

Breaking Boundaries: Understanding the Fragility of the Natural World

An interdisciplinary exhibition by artist Amy Cropper, biologist Sue Lewis and science and art student Alyssa Wolf


Cropper, Lewis and Wolf spent the summer observing the response of nesting birds to changing temperatures as part of their Pioneer Scholar Project. Throughout the fall and winter the three began to use the data and materials they gathered in a variety of ways.  Cropper considered the data as she made sculptures from the used nesting materials.  Wolf created detailed drawings of the three species involved in the study:  tree swallows, house wrens and black-capped chickadees.  Lewis and Wolf worked together to analyze the data to make correlations between bird nesting behavior and nest box temperature. Collaboratively the three will merge and overlay their artistic and scientific results in this exhibition, where disciplinary boundaries break down in order to investigate the fragility of the natural world.



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 4:30-6:00


Panoramic View of campus