Sara Gevurtz, MFA, BS

Assistant Professor of Animation


Artist's Statement

My work explores the intersection of art and science.  Having studied biology, with a focus on ecology and evolution, I seek through my work to bring my background and research skills into the realm of art.  I am interested in topics involving ecology that relate to our environment, including how we would preserve our environment going forward and how we interact and exist within our environment.  Reflecting this interest, my artwork has explored various topics ranging from biodiversity, endangered species, water quality, and even agriculture.  It thereby demonstrates the ramifications of science and environmental policy, investigating and communicating the implications of these through the language of art.

Working in an interdisciplinary manner across different content and media, my goal is to bridge art and science, thereby creating a dialogue between the two fields. I believe that art and science can benefit from such an exchange.  Even though one could argue that science is more rationally structured than art, they are really not so different.  They both question the world and how things work.  Though they are similar, art can provide a more open-ended means of exploration.

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