"COMPLETED BY NATURE"
January 21, 2003 - March 21, 2003
Curated by:
KOAN-JEFF BAYSA
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JOSEPH E. TRUMPEY
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"Myrmecological Literacy"
2003
Herbarium study sheets, Mounted leaves
3 at 15x20 1 at 7x15

Using farming leaf cutter ants as a 
metaphor for human society, the ants 
cross the interspecies gap by 
communicating with letter forms 
made from their harvested leaves.

SALLY RESNIK ROCKRIVER
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"Geochemical Formations"
2003

Salt Vapor Spheres: (VIDEO)
Ceramic salts are trapped into 
molten glass and the heated salts 
release a gas. The salt gas 
pressure blows bubble. The 
resulting form is a spherical 
object with exploded salt pellets 
encapsulated in the interior.

Processes:
Crystalline Glaze Paintings and 
Photographic details:
Zinc silicate crystals are formed 
at 2000 Fahrenheit on an undulating 
sheet of clay. Cooling this ceramic 
glaze very slowly allows it to 
develop complex crystalline surfaces. 
The clay sculpture directs the flow 
of the glaze and utilizes gravity to 
influence the final concentration 
and growth pattern. The glaze 
paintings capture the moment in 
which a liquid transforms into a 
solid. Identical to geode formation 
in nature, various chemical 
compositions crystallize at 
different temperatures, creating 
"growth rings" with the highest 
temperature crystal in the center 
of the ring
Huong Ngo
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"Moss Bulbs"
2003
Moss, light bulbs, light fixture.
18" x 3" x 5"

Resembling miniature vignettes of 
English countryside, small patches 
of moss live in each light bulb. 
After only a few days, the moss 
begins to grow along with 
occasional plants and stowaway 
insects. A light inside of each 
bulb turns on whenever a
passer-by approaches, effecting 
the completion of each tiny world.