NATHAN LYNCH : NESTS
October 1 – 19, 2018
Special Events (free and open to the public)
Tuesday, October 2
3:00 – 3:30 pm Meet the artist (Commons Gallery)
3:30 – 4:30 pm ART + SCIENCE Panel Discussion (ART Auditorium)
• Gaye Chan: artist and Professor, UHM Department of Art + Art History
• Michelle Hester: executive director of Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge
• Nathan Lynch: artist and Professor, California College of the Arts
• Justin Walguarnery: Assistant Professor, UHM Department of Biology
Since 2009 ceramic artist Nathan Lynch has collaborated with MORELAB and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge to design and fabricate nest modules that provide threatened seabirds interim breeding sites and shelters. In particular, the nests are designed to mitigate the impacts of burrow collapse due to erosion and mortality from nest predators. Lynch has designed 5 habitats to date. His most recent nests are designed for shearwaters being tested at Black Point, O‘ahu.
Lynch’s work offers an exciting and important example of multidisciplinary applied research between artists and scientists. He is faculty and Chair of the Ceramics Program at California College of the Arts in Oakland. As a sculptor and performance artist, Lynch has made collaboration and experimentation major components of his practice.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities, and supported by Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge; Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.
Courtesy of the artist.
Information may be subject to change.