When I am lost, I find Another Place,
and, with a hundred iron men, look to the sea.
Artists considering the origins of life on Earth have addressed the subject in many different ways, using visual methods to represent a variety of theories. From representations of DNA – the blueprint for life – to oversized sculptures of microscopic organisms, here art and science work together to consider how life on earth began more than 3 billion years ago.
“The word ‘Merz’ was used in the sense of a bringing together of discarded or broken fragments to make a new whole, and also of signifying the inherent one-ness of a creation that could be shattered by war or circumstance, but could be re-combined by the healing genius of the artist.”
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When visiting my parents in Cornwall recently I found a Victorian ‘cabinet card’ for sale for a few pence in amongst the bric-a-brac of a second hand shop. Coming from Cumbria, my first though was that it looked very much like a young Beatrix Potter and I brought it home to the Lakes to have a closer look. Online, my search engine led me straight to the National Portrait Gallery where 69 portraits by Mendelssohn are kept.