School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

2013/14 Events

Faculty Exhibition: [a]drift

Relief + digital prints by Edith Krause

August 28 - October 4
Time:  Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm
Place:  President's Gallery, 2nd Floor RSC
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“If we are to protect the world’s multitude of plac es and creatures, 
then we must know them, not just conceptually, but imaginatively as well.” 

Wendell Berry, Life is a Miracle

This exhibit features a diverse array of relief and digital prints by Edith Krause (instructor in Art + Design at the School of the Arts, Media and Culture). Her work is an exploration of ocean life and enquires into the complexities of our human interaction with Nature.

In her Artist Statement for [a]drift, Edith says: “For some time I have contemplated how to merge the worlds of art and science. Inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the 18th-century writer and aspiring scientist, and Ernst Haeckel, the 19th-century biologist and illustrator, I employed methods from science to collect and analyze monthly plankton samples at Whaler Bay, BC, then documented and interpreted my observations through portraits, an art form traditionally reserved for humans. To convey their ecological stature, I made human-sized portraits of individual plankton organisms, avoiding the scientific habit of splaying them out as specimens, rather presenting them as characters.”krause_02_small


Edith Krause is a printmaker with an MFA from the University of Alberta and an MSc in zoology from UBC. Her interest in biology has been a major influence on the subject matter of her artwork and her current art practice consists of an inter-disciplinary exploration of ecosystems, employing scientific methodology to collect images and data, and art to express her findings.


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