Seven oil paintings and watercolors from artist Hiroko Yoshimoto’s Biodiversity series. In a brief introductory essay, Ursula K. Heise notes that “Varied shapes call up the enormous range of biological forms, from a single cell seen through a microscope and the texture of a sea anemone to the complex shadings of tree foliage and flashes of birds’ wings.”
Science and the Art of Abstraction: A critical appreciation by Ursula K. Heise
Hiroko Yoshimoto is a visual artist born and raised in Japan, who has lived in Southern California since she was a teen. She holds two degrees in art from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has had several solo museum exhibitions drawn from her science-inspired work.
Ursula K. Heise is the Marcia Howard Professor of Environmental Humanities at the Department of English and the Institute for Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global and Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species.
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Hiroko Yoshimoto; Science and the Art of Abstraction: A critical appreciation by Ursula K. Heise. Boom 1 September 2015; 5 (3): 46–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.46
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