Martha Glowacki is a Wisconsin- based artist who focuses mainly on the natural world and the history of science in her work. She currently has a show of installations and sculptures at the Chazen Museum of Art, Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections, which is on view until May 14. The works in this show use a few different interactive and intimate ways of viewing the world, including a camera obscura and a cabinet of curiosities, a format Glowacki has used in earlier work that’s on view permanently at the Chazen. We sat down with Glowacki to talk about her artistic influences, which range from scientific illustration, the history of science, to Victorian furniture and texts, to her collections of bones and rocks. Give the conversation a listen here, or read it in edited Q&A form.
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