Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jennifer Akkermans: Institute of Morphoid Research

"Foraminifera in tree", Jennifer Akkermans, Institute of Morphoid Research
Akkermans says of her work: Morphoids are unusual creatures, identified by the distinct peeling quality of their skin. The first of the Morphoids was discovered by Jennifer Akkermans in 2010, in Fish Creek Park, Calgary, Alberta. As a result of this discovery, Akkermans founded the Institute of Morphoid Research.  The Institute is dedicated to the study and preservation of the creatures falling within what a new phylum, MorphopodiaThe Institute aims to document all aspects of the Morphoids, through many avenues of study and research, including observation, photography, video, drawing, anatomical study, collecting, speculation and eventually, dissection.

View Jennifer Akkermans work, Institute of Morphoid Research, in Gallery B at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 25, 2014. Showing in Gallery A simultaneously, are the Canadian themed paintings of Brandy Saturley in #ICONICCANUCK. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 7, 2014.

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