Natalie Andrew

Wonderlust. 2012. 15" x 15" x 15".

Acrylic, mirrored acrylic, acrylic paint, polymer clay, H0 figurines, tiny pager motors, LEDs, custom electronics, water, foggers.

This interactive work explores the emotional consequences of the scientific study of Nature. Do we augment or diminish the subject (the organic forms colonizing the cavern floor) by abstracting it to numbers (represented by the mirrored histogram chandelier)? As visitors examine the contents of the cube more closely an obscuring mist is triggered by motion sensors. Is wonder lost or gained when we attempt to satisfy our curiosities?