Julia Dooley, ‘ The road out of town, McMurdo Sound’
Included in the exhibition Sailing Stones – 2014
Julia Dooley is a science educator and artist. Recognizing the pressing need for scientific research to be better understood by the general public, Julia’s practice has a focus on engaging non-scientific communities in science research through art. In 2007 she was selected as one of five educators from the United States to participate in climate research with Antarctic Geologic Drilling (ANDRILL) and spent two months in Antarctica photographing, with the idea that sharing this work would help others understand the enormity of the place, and at the same time the purposes and processes of polar research. For Sailing Stones at Street Road, Julia showed a selection of this work on a large scale, projected at 25' wide by 14' high. Images from the Bottom of the World envelopes and at the same time engages the viewer in glacial structures, ice patterns, and land formations that contribute to Antarctic ocean sediments.
3A. Street Road Workshop with Julia Dooley and The Garage Community and Youth Center
3B. Street Road Workshop with West Chester East students, Julia Dooley, teachers Sandy Duli and Earth and Space Science teacher Cynthia Lawrence, and Julia Dooley’s science colleague, polar ice scientist Dr. Zoe Courville (pictured, lecturing).
3C. Life Core Project
3D Julia Hardman's drawings
3E Julia's student work - Tyler Le 4th grader at Smith Elementary in Newark DE
3F Alaska photos from Dev Devereux
3G Emily Artinian in Alaska
3H. Eric Shallcross' International Harvester Scout
3I. Banner from Polar Educators International conference signed by all participants