Insights About Nature

Here is a Foundling I made for my nephew. LIke creating a portrait, the process is largely about finding defining characteristics. In this case, his love of the sciences. So in this piece I tried to marry all of the sciences together: the shell is representative of biology; the plumb line for physics; the minerals in the bottle and the quartz crystal for geology and the electric gauge for electromagnetism. Not to mention the assorted rulers to measure it all.

Making these Foundlings is always about getting very different kinds of objects to live together as if they were never apart. I believe this works as a unified whole and I hope my nephew is as pleased with this as I am. Lastly, even with the name of this piece, the initial letters of the title spell out his name.

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