Science + Art Residency – Christine Wertheim

Detail of plastic crochet silurian creature by Christine Wertheim.

Detail of “Plastic Silurian” sculpture by Christine Wertheim.

On July 12, the Institute For Figuring welcomes its first Science and Art ResidentChristine Wertheim – who begins work on her Ladies Silurian installation, a series of large-scale sculptural forms crocheted out of shopping bags, earphones, cable ties and other plastic detritus. During the Residency, Christine will be on-site in the gallery and will host a series of workshops to create organically inflected forms inspired by the Silurian Age, a period in Earth’s history when the first jawed fish appeared and living things made the transition from sea to land.