CPNAS Exhibit: Health of the Planet

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Open Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Free. Photo ID required.

Steve Miller: Health of the Planet explores the impact of climate change, deforestation, and pollution on the Brazilian Amazon. The Amazon is known as “the lungs of the planet,” and Miller has given the rainforest a metaphorical checkup by x-raying its flora and fauna. He has incorporated these x-rays into a range of media that will be featured in this exhibition including paintings, prints, glass sculptures, and surfboards. Surfboards are an iconic symbol of Brazilian culture and by printing x-rays of fauna onto them he has created an “eco-trophy” to replace the classic taxidermy trophy. Miller’s paintings include satellite remote sensing imagery of land use and deforestation in the Amazon which he obtained from Woods Hole Research Center.

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