Nathan Lynch: Nests

October 1, 2018 - October 19, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Commons Gallery, Dept. of Art + Art History Add to Calendar

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.

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

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

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