Visualizing Meaning II - Copying the Masters

Documentary of Visualizing Meaning

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Global Warming Bed

Hierarchy of Genres

Round Tea Table and Rocker

Puzzle Boxes

Graphic Paintings

Table Runner Timeline

Tables, Cushions, and Pillows

Slate CheckerBoard

Childs Geometry corner



Kelly and Michael, Leslie, Simeon, Mindi, Brent, Meg, David, Kathy, Janet, Avril, Chris, Rachel and Andrea for borrowed items and support.  My family for problem solving and support.

The fellas at Cayuga Lumber and Bishops for troubleshooting materials. The Cornell Store for a loaned Cornell chair.

Mann Library and staff, especially Janet McCue, Howard Raskin, Kathy Chiang, Eveline Ferretti, Christina Rice, and Laura for help with installation of the show. Buzz Spector for his thoughtful consideration.

And a big curtsey to all those that submitted images for this project.  Thank you.  

Thanks also for financial and creative support along the way from Cornell Council for the Arts, NYFA, MacDowell Artist Colony, Nordic Artists' Center, Cornell Ag and Life Science departments, *and* my favorite science library of all time: Mann Library. 

~40 domestic vignettes.

variable materials

Building on the Visualizing Meaning and Vector projects, images selected as important or meaningful visual representations of data by Cornell Faculty are incorporated into household items such as blankets and rocking chairs. These illustrated reproducible facts from peer-reviewed and popular culture are messages that evolve theories between scholars as they grapple with how to measurably articulate the observable world. This installation seeks to continue the reflective equilibrium between the experienced world and the translated world of scientific communication.

By changing the context of the theoretical framework of academic discourse, this installation hoped to both subsume the viewer into the data as well as engage more senses in comprehending the data.While graphing is a way of capturing reality in a concentrated form, this project aims to reverse the process so the import of the graphical abstraction embeds the viewer with a sense of the concrete, yet often ungraspable dimensions of life on earth. By mixing the perceptual field of art and the conceptual field of science the relationship between the lived experience and a charted function is placed in a dialogue, humorously.