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.
Hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center!
July 15, 2017 – 7pm to 9pm – Mount your very own jungle nymph or scorpion!
July 16, 2017 – 6pm to 8pm – Hosted by Hail Dark Aesthetics Records and Oddities
July 27, 2017 – 6pm to 8pm – Hosted by the Lloyd Library and Museum
The Art Show
Season 6, Episode 13 – Aired 05/24/201
The artmaking process of Yellow Springs potter Naysan McIlhargey forges a unique bond. Composer and performer Eddy Kwon brings music education to the Price Hill neighborhood with MYCincinnati. We visit the Covington, KY studio of fine art taxidermist Jeremy Johnson.
This year is particularly special. We are partnering up with the Cincinnati Lloyd Library and Museum, home of a world-class natural history collection, 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.