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Microscopic Sirens by Pippin Frisbie-Calder

Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal Street
Opening Reception May 9th6:00-9:00pm
On view through August 1
Part of the Wetlands Art Tour

Printmaker and current artist in residence Pippin Frisbie-Calder will be collaborating with Dr. Tim McLean of Tulane University to create a body of work around wetland micro algae awareness. In a public display their projections of phytoplankton, glowing sculptures, woodcuts and drawings will act as large-scale representations of the aquatic micro-organisms of the wetlands and oceans and demonstrate their importance (functions and roles) within the larger ecosystem. This project aims to serve as an educational tool, hoping to draw all members of the public, independent of wetland awareness and appreciation, since few people (even among researchers) are aware of and recognize the microbial presence, diversity, beauty, and roles within the waters of the wetlands.

Listen to a story about Pippin and Tim on WWNO: An Art/Science Mashup Births 'Microscopi…