Digital Artist, videographer, activist and biologist, Catalina Giraldo came onto Artist on Art to talk about her work, Verde Obscuro, a piece in the 2013 MFA Exhibition and working on Culture-Sierra nevada: an adaptation. The Harrison Studio under direction of ecologically concerned artists Helen and Newton Harrison.
Catalina came to the US to study in the UCSC DANM program from Bogota Colombia after working in botany, palinology (the taxonomy of pollen), palaeoecology (reconstruction of past ecosystems using pollen fossil as a proxy) and melissopalinology (bee pollen). As an artist/scientist Catalina experiments with photographing nature and human cultures. She is interested in using new media and science research to plant a seed of consciousness for all to treat our planet Earth with respect.
You will be able to see Verde Obscuro at the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.
To hear Catalina’s interview, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/Catalina.mp3″ title=”Catalina Giraldo” graphical=”true”]