The Diatom Web Academy is getting ready for our fall series...

Sessions are recorded and can be accessed for later viewing. You are invited to join us, wherever you may be, from anywhere around the world.


Tuesday October 25 2022
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Stacy Levy, Artist

Ecology and Art: new ways of seeing the invisible patterns of nature

Description: Nature is usually pictured as a landscape scene, or a botanical detail— but what happens when you want to show the invisible or microscopic aspects of the natural world? How do we show the presence of micro-organisms inhabiting the rivers, soils and puddles around us?

Stacy Levy is an urban forester turned artist, who investigates the processes of nature. She works to show the amazing architecture of diatoms. She will unveil Diatom Lace, a new commission for the New York City Parks about to be installed along the new esplanade on the East River in Manhattan.

Stacy will show how natural forms can be brought front and center into our minds, so that ecology is not a distant concept, but part of our urban (and suburban) fabric.

Audience: This talk will be of interest to all wishing to gain different perspectives of science and art and perception.



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