The "Welcome to WildCard" exhibit at San Francisco's Exploratorium museum uses plain brown cardboard to replicate a host of things, includingcaves complete with hanging bats and stalactites. The show runs from June 17 to Sept. 4.
"We realize that a lot of artists and a lot of scientists start in the same place – which is about observation, about noticing your world," says Robyn Higdon, the Exploratorium's director of museum experience. The museum works to bridge the perceived gap between art and science.
Plastic wrappers falling from a trash truck contrast harshly with the clean, creative and repurposed vibe of the overall installation. This small tableau makes a big statement, says Exploratorium Director of Museum Experience Robyn Higdon: Disrupt the waste stream, and reuse materials when you can.