“Biomimicry: Nature Inspired Design”

“Biomimicry: Nature Inspired Design”

Lynn Trimble (Alan Bur Johnson art, detail)


Wed., June 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ  85281
Humans are glorified copycats, drawing inspiration from the world around them and replicating it for personal use. Consider Velcro, a fastener that works like tiny plant burrs. It’s one of many ways the natural world plays a part in modern life. And that’s the focus of a new exhibition at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway.

See “Biomimicry: Nature Inspired Design” between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, inside The Gallery at TCA. The free show is a mix of art and science, addressing the ways humans incorporate elements of the natural world in their designs.

Participating artists include Jose Benavides, who creates cactus-shaped sculpture using discarded license plates, and Christine Lee, who uses wood scrims to create elaborate, large-scale designs. The free show is on view through Saturday, August 26.
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