“The act of creating is an attempt to understand connections. They can be between the conscious and the unconscious, personal and public, intellectual and emotional, or almost anything, perceived or not perceived.”
Artists work through these connections to give themselves and the world glimpses of possibilities as to how things fit into our world. For Mark Herrington, that process is important. Having a plan that allows for discoveries to be made and acted on along the way results in magnificent sculptures using primarily glacial erratics, stone, which are carried by glacial ice, often over hundreds of kilometers. For this evening’s presentation he will be joined by Harold W. Borns, Ph.D., professor emeritus, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine, whose work as a glacial geologist has analyzed erratics as tracers of glacial flow directions. The two will discuss the stones Herrington uses in his sculptures and the journey of the stones, both artistically and geologically.
Art Meets Science Cafés are a program of the MDI Biological Laboratory in partnership with the Littlefield Gallery of Winter Harbor. Guest artists present on the influence of science on their work, and the public is invited to participate in discussion, enjoy refreshments, and view the 2015 exhibit “Is it Art or is it Science,” an exploration by over 40 Maine, national, and international artists into the realm where Art Meets Science.