UF Associate Professor of Sculpture, Sean Miller, in collaboration with visual artist, biologist and environmental educator Brandon Ballengée, and other collaborators at Louisiana State University and Harvey Mudd College, present the Crude Life Portable Biodiversity Museum, exhibiting in Southern California November 2017 at the following venues:
Laguna Art Museum Art and Nature Festival 11/5/2017
Aquarium of the Pacific 11/6/2017
National Academy of Sciences Convention Exhibition 11/7-11/2017
The pop-up exhibitions offered by the portable museum include a series of 10 retrofitted sea chests featuring specimens, artworks, and information regarding biodiversity in Gulf of Mexico after the BP Oil Spill. The repurposed sea chests feature watercolors painted with water from Hurricane Irma, wood recycled from the architecture of New Orleans and Gainesville, Florida and trees felled by Hurricane Irma.