Monday, March 28, 2016
Science is Golden
Before moving from Melbourne to Winton, I became obsessed with filling the pages of this particular journal with as many science factoids and dreamy landscapes as humanly possible. I'm a geologist and paleontologist, so naturally these two were at the forefront of its creation but there's some geography and biology thrown in there for good measure. There's also an excerpt from a book I acquired in a library sale from David Attenborough, which was so eloquent I had to include it. Initially I wanted to create a journal which specifically celebrated the beauty of science and combine Wes Anderson aesthetics with the natural world. The people who inspire me most and who I look up to are typically creatives or bossed up women who run their own companies, design, create jewellery and write. But there's a huge division between living artistically and science. Furthermore, science is often sold to the public with a clinical approach blurring the lines between pragmatism and a disconnect between human emotion. But if you speak to scientists, they are often some of the most passionate and fulfilled people on the planet.