Both science and art start with basic observations of the world around us. Science takes that inspiration and makes it empirical, and art conceptualizes such catalysts. To showcase life in the Sonoran Desert, the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers (N-Gen) Arts and Science Initiative forged a collaboration between artists and scientists. Six artists and six scientists were paired together to foster cross-pollination in research methods and to create a shared vision. This exhibition is the manifestation of their collaborative research that depicts life in the Sonoran Desert and articulates a sense of place.
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Images: Benjamin M. Johnson, Cottonwoods, 2018, Oil on canvas; Benjamin M. Johnson, After Lumholtz 1; Benjamin M. Johnson, After Lumholtz 2; Benjamin M. Johnson, Salina, Compositional Sketch, 2016; Match Image Left, Carl Lumholtz, 1910, Right, Benjamin M. Johnson, 2016
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