Thursday, July 31, 2008
Natural history museum installations in progress.
"Apparently, dinosaur displays are not entirely the product of accumulated scientific data, of empirical truth. They are cultural artifacts, our “national psychic erector sets which we've put together in different ways depending on our mood.”"
Nutshell studies of unexplained death.
"Around the same time, she began work on the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death—a series of eighteen miniature crime-scene dioramas for student analysis. The Nutshells allowed Mrs. Lee to combine her lifelong love of dolls, dollhouses, and models with her passion for forensic medicine."
Fact I just learned via text message from a dear friend:
"Every night a man in his 50's with down syndrome hoses down Toontown."
I was creeping around Google Earth and this one neighborhood in California totally killed me - the pools, the cul-de-sac, and strawberry fields:
Some things are too perfect to be believed.