Geology and the world of art are coming together in two shows designed to celebrate the concept of incorporating geologic principles into artworks.
First up is a show called “Fabric of the Land,” a new event which will be held at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug. 25-Sept. 11.
The show will feature the works of more than 60 artists with creations that relate to the theme “the geology of Scotland.” Organizers hope that the show, which they expect to be an annual event, will eventually send exhibits of art and geology throughout Scotland.
A similar event is planned in the United States – and geologists still have a chance to be part of the show.
The Two Wall Gallery on Vashon Island, Wash., has issued a “call for artists” who also are geologists (or other earth-related scientists) to submit works for consideration of inclusion in our upcoming show titled “Geo Sapiens – The Fusion of Geology and Art.”
The exhibit is planned for November 2009.
The show’s theme is centered on the idea of incorporating geologic principles or features in artworks, building upon the observation that earth scientists think in ways that often are different from the general population but that are fundamental to our collective understanding of the universe.
Works that incorporate geology to make definitive statements regarding some issue of relevance to human society are appropriate, as are works that simply celebrate geologic thought.
Works in all media are invited. Entry is open to degreed earth scientists and students studying earth science topics. You do not have to be a practicing or employed geologist to apply. All earth science professionals are included in the invitation.
Up to three works may be submitted as slides or on a CD. Works should be available for sale unless other arrangements are made.
For more information contact Greg Wessel .
Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 1.