Safina and Miller Go 'Radiographic' at the Parrish
The artist Steve Miller and the writer-ecologist Carl Safina will talk about their new book, “Radiographic,” Friday at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. A signing of their book as well as Mr. Safina’s “The View From Lazy Point” and “Beyond Words” will follow.
Through his use of scientific technology and equipment such as electron microscopes, X-rays, and M.R.I. machines, Mr. Miller has created for “Radiographic”monumental photographic images of the natural patterns found internally in plants and animals.
He has also photographed his own blood with a microscopic camera and developed projects with scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory. His “Health of the Planet” series features X-ray photographs of flora and fauna from the Amazon region. He divides his time between New York City and a potato barn in Sagaponack.
Mr. Safina, who wrote the book’s foreword, holds the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he was co-chairman of the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. He is founding president of the Safina Center, an environmental nonprofit whose staff members list among their awards the MacArthur “genius” Prize, Pulitzer Prize, several Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Communication Award of National Academies of Science, Art, and Medicine, and various medals and writing awards.
In keeping with the center’s commitment to “travel to every continent and work in every ocean,” he hosted the 10-part PBS series “Saving the Ocean With Carl Safina.” His work explores how we are changing the natural world and what those changes mean for human and non-human beings. Mr. Safina is the author of seven books, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Audubon, and elsewhere.
Tickets are $12, free for members and students.