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Drawing from her work as a Teacher Naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and looking to nature in the time of social distancing, BARD unveils the hidden world of water. This piece examines what can be found in a dip sample, blown up in proportion to view the tiny insects and invertebrates. As if casually scooped a moment ago, the sculpture gives an intimate view into the abundance of life found in a marsh, pond, or lake, and captures the child-like playfulness and mystery that water inspires. The work not only experiments with scale, but also with color, highlighting the otherworldly feel of each creature. BARD found inspiration for this work after exploring the Cochituate State Park lake through the eyes of an educator and scientist, and invites each viewer to take a closer look at their own local body of water with fresh eyes and discover something new. Mixed media sculpture (Polymer clay, fabric, thread, resin, recycled plastic bag)

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Barbara Rugg Diehl
by Barbara Rugg Diehl
media: installation and sculpture
year: 2020
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tags: biodiversity , ecosystems , education & awareness , water , wildlife

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