Meddling with Nature is dedicated to exploring the connection between art and natural science. Starting with a love for medical illustration, Meddling with Nature quickly incorporated naturalistic, artistic and anthropomorphic taxidermy. Our goal includes a mandate to educate the public on both biological and naturalist themes through direct, hands on experience. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2016.
This year is particularly special. We are partnering up with the Cincinnati Lloyd Library and Museum, which hosts the largest botanical collection in the northern hemisphere, to bring artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian’s seminal work on the Metamorphosis of Insects back to life… or as we say, take them back OFF THE PAGE. Recreating the moments she documented through her paintings and illustrations by using real native plant, insect and reptile specimens, preserved and positioned to replicate Maria’s work in three dimensions. We will be taking the plates directly from the 1705 text and creating faithful replicas in the round.
Workshops and Events – see all
September 16, 2016 – Flower Preservation WorkshopThe most popular way of keeping that most fantastic memory alive! Join us for a DIY workshop opportunity. Wine and snacks included! Along with a FREE GIFT – your very own flower press so you can keep the fun going at home!Collecting flowers and leaves is very rewarding but […]
March 3, 2017 – Bring the 300 year old works by Maria Sibylla Merian back OFF THE PAGE using real plant and insect specimens.
August 28, 2016 – It’s our 10th anniversary over the years one of the top questions asked has been “when are you going to do a taxidermy workshop in Cincinnati? Well, here we go! How about you come on down and celebrate with us by attending a super special rodent taxidermy workshop? This is the […]
August 26, 2016 – Jeremy has been asked to give a talk at the Cincinnati chapter of Creative Mornings as part of their “Weird Series“! Every month, Creative Mornings hosts a FREE breakfast that is accompanied by a talk from a creative professional, meant to inspire and broaden your mind, these events are held not only […]