UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - NATURAL SCIENCE BUILDING
My proposal was to create an Alaskan Cabinet of Curiosities for the stairwell of the University of Alaska Anchorage Natural Science Building. The “cabinet” would have been composed of rectangular glass panels of different sizes and thicknesses mounted on the wall. I was inspired by uniquely Alaskan natural, historical and scientific images and the sciences taught in the building. For example, the panels might depict a botanical illustration of the Myosotis alpestris, Alaska’s state flower, or the Libellula quadrimaculata, the state insect. My proposed image utilizes some of this imagery and I welcome suggestions of other elements to include. The panels will be created using a mixture of methods and techniques for working glass, including screen printing, fusing, sandblasting, etching and hand-painting glass with glass powders that melt when fired.