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MMAM Exhibit: David Bowen
October 9, 2021 - January 23, 2022
Artist David Bowen blends art, science, and data gathered from nature to create kinetic sculptures. This exhibition features two kinetic sculptures (a kinetic sculpture is a sculpture that contains movement) that use data that Bowen recorded on a journey aboard the Schmitt Ocean Institute research vessel Falkor, which sailed from Portland, OR to Honolulu, HI in 2019. The piece Wilderness has never been exhibited on this scale before, and it is inspired by the beauty of nature and the movement of the ocean. The kinetic sculpture uses data from the ocean’s waves and discarded plastic bags that symbolize nature marred by trash left in the ocean.