Celebrate Wallace! A Science Art Celebration of Alfred Russel Wallace, the Co-Discoverer of Evolution by Natural Selection
at the Frog Pond Fall Festival with the Boston Parks Department
10-27-2013, 4:30-6:30 PM
Frog Pond at Boston Common, Boston, MA
Make Art about Science at the Fall Festival! 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of naturalist-explorer, Alfred Wallace (1823-1913). Although not as famed as Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace independently discovered that life on earth evolves by the process of natural selection. ART+BIO Collaborative celebrates Wallace’s legacy through interactive artmaking using Papel Picado, a paper cutting technique used to celebrate the dead. Participants will cut out illustrations of Wallace’s greatest discoveries, like flying frogs, birdwing butterflies, and birds of paradise from colorful tissue paper. The cutouts will be strung together to form long banners that will hang overhead at the Frog Pond, forming "the Wallace Line".
"It is curious how we hit on the same ideas" Charles Darwin in a letter to Alfred Wallace, 1867
Alfred Russel Wallace, 1823-1913