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.