Once Upon a Time I Co-Founded an Art Project
Marcel Barden, MPS (co-chair)*+
Bennett Bertenthal, SBE
Mary Clutter, BIO
Robert Corell, GEO
Rachel Delgado, DAS
Machi Dilworth, BIO
Robert Eisenstein, MPS
Penelope Firth, BIO
Karl Erb, O/D*
Mary Lou Higgs, DAS
Linda Massaro, IRM
Bernard McDonald, MPS*
Stuart Plattner, SBE*
Elizabeth VanderPutten, EHR*
Christina Wise-Mohr, SBE* (co-chair)
|The Art of Science Project was
conceived and implemented by a cross-Directorate
committee of NSF staff. Its purpose is to bring to NSF
original works of art that visually explore the
connections between artistic and scientific expression.
Committee members on a volunteer basis have arranged a
series of exhibits with advice from the Arlington County
Cultural Affairs Division.
On display in a designated public space on the 3' floor, the exhibits are designed to enhance the NSF environment and to contribute to a broader understanding of the role of science and engineering in the creation of artistic works photographs.
In May-July, 1998, Dr. Amy Lamb displayed forty-seven botanical photographs. Trained as both a molecular biologist and an artist, Dr. Lamb uses the digital technology of an Iris printer to enlarge and enhance the morphologic detail of her vibrant color photographs.
In August-October, 1998, architect James Cutler and artist Maggie Smith displayed the drawings and plans for an Armed Forces Memorial commissioned by [he City of Norfolk, VA. Dedicated on July 4, 1998, their acclaimed design for the harbor site involved the development of unique foundry and marine engineering techniques. It features twenty wind-swept bronze letters from US servicemen and women who died in conflicts ever the past three centuries.