Andrea Frank
Ports and Ships

FLORA AND FAUNA, 2011 - 13

For this body of work, specimens from Natural History Museums and other collections were reproduced in photography, sandwich mounted between sheets of Plexi and then laser-cut. The resulting calcified looking objects raise questions about scientific analysis and inquiry at the cost of an understanding of larger relationships and live observation; they address our continually more distanced relationship to nature and its systems.

In an exhibition context, pieces from the series are often juxtaposed with other thematically related bodies of work, and arranged to best respond to the installation site.

All pieces variable dimensions, 3/8 in. thick., produced at M.I.T., Cambridge, MA


Andrea Frank