“They Call Me Theirs” at Notebaert Museum

They Call Me Theirs addresses man’s desire to mediate the natural environment through technology. Forster’s multi-media project includes sound, sculpture, video and inkjet prints mounted on aluminum panels. By creating an audiovisual experience of the four seasons and placing them inside a rustic cabin, Forster plays with the way we have come to understand and experience nature. Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago

Exterior to the cabin is a hanging garden:
“Beckoning with its strong, curving branches, verdant foliage and draping vines of—paint? Forster extracted images of trees from her own digital film stills, then modified them manually with drips and squiggles of paint reminiscent of Jackson Pollock, before digitizing the final images and printing them on aluminum sign panels. Forster tidily encapsulates the human experience of nature in all its artificial glory. (Karen Huang, Newcity Chicago)

Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr
Chicago, Il 60614
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum


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