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Ancients Spores 2.jpg
Ancient Spores1.jpg
Entombment copy.jpg
Moss Species (Leaning Sphagnum)

Moss Species (Leaning Sphagnum)

Marion Wilson’s art practice pays attention to things that are frequently overlooked- from starting a business with three homeless men on the Bowery, to renovating a crack house into a neighborhood art museum, to her current fascination and careful observation of moss. Moss interests Wilson as the first form of plant life, the plant that is most overlooked scientifically, lives on every continent and is incredibly varied when looking at it close upWilson prints stunning digital photographs on treated mylar sheets (seen in Booth S-204) of microscopically enlarged moss species. Additionally in the In The Mobile Field Station, a renovated RV, Wilson invites the public to duplicate her studio practice. Wilson travelled in the refurbished 1984 American Eagle RV from Upstate New York to Pulse Miami 2015 to launch a national tour of this viewing station for moss. Wilson works in partnership with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, expert bryologist and writer of “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses”.  Wilson’s digital prints and The Mobile Field Station as a public lens celebrates attentiveness to place, smallness, and indigenous ways knowing which Wilson believes is ecological and spiritual; scientific and artistic. The original renovation of the RV was led by nine art and architecture students in a sculpture seminar taught by Marion Wilson at Syracuse University in 2008 into its first iteration which was called MLAB.

Hanging Sphagnum

Hanging Sphagnum

Baby Maple Sapling.jpg
hyperallergic.jpg
Polytrichum

Polytrichum

Dicranium

Dicranium

Sphagnum cluster

Sphagnum cluster

installation view, Pulse, Miami. 

Sporophyte

Sporophyte

Moss Species (Leaning Sphagnum)

Marion Wilson’s art practice pays attention to things that are frequently overlooked- from starting a business with three homeless men on the Bowery, to renovating a crack house into a neighborhood art museum, to her current fascination and careful observation of moss. Moss interests Wilson as the first form of plant life, the plant that is most overlooked scientifically, lives on every continent and is incredibly varied when looking at it close upWilson prints stunning digital photographs on treated mylar sheets (seen in Booth S-204) of microscopically enlarged moss species. Additionally in the In The Mobile Field Station, a renovated RV, Wilson invites the public to duplicate her studio practice. Wilson travelled in the refurbished 1984 American Eagle RV from Upstate New York to Pulse Miami 2015 to launch a national tour of this viewing station for moss. Wilson works in partnership with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, expert bryologist and writer of “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses”.  Wilson’s digital prints and The Mobile Field Station as a public lens celebrates attentiveness to place, smallness, and indigenous ways knowing which Wilson believes is ecological and spiritual; scientific and artistic. The original renovation of the RV was led by nine art and architecture students in a sculpture seminar taught by Marion Wilson at Syracuse University in 2008 into its first iteration which was called MLAB.

Hanging Sphagnum

Polytrichum

Dicranium

Sphagnum cluster

installation view, Pulse, Miami. 

Sporophyte

Ancients Spores 2.jpg
Ancient Spores1.jpg
Entombment copy.jpg
Moss Species (Leaning Sphagnum)
Hanging Sphagnum
Baby Maple Sapling.jpg
hyperallergic.jpg
Polytrichum
Dicranium
Sphagnum cluster
Sporophyte