Wild River Review art by Christopher McCauley

VOLUME 1 — NUMBER 3.3

NEW IN WILD RIVER REVIEW

SPOTLIGHT: Fly Me to the Moon — A Conversation with Mathematician and Artist, Ed Belbruno

COLUMN: Storiedmusic by DJ T’challah

AIRMAIL: Bodhi Blues — A Year in India by Jessica Falcone

NOVEL EXCERPT: Blood Grip — Chapter 2

REVIEW: Gulliver as Slave Trader — Racism Reviled by Jonathan Swift




Quark Park: Visions

Quark Park represents a collaboration of scientists and engineers paired with artists and landscape architects rendering high concept into three-dimensional space. This unique collision of science and art gives birth to an amazing world where one can stroll through a hippocampus or saunter beneath a sea of glass bubbles as well as a number of other wonders in a garden of earthly delights of the mind.

From Saturday, September 9th until the end of November 2006 — this temporary garden located at Palmer Square on Robeson Place in Princeton, New Jersey blossomed into a celebrated public space with the eruption of these big ideas into reality. This is a place where visions formed from the seeds planted in thought-space and grew into real-space — and just may change the way you look at the world around you.

The Wild River Review is pleased to present visions of Quark Park. Please make sure to return to this page to see new photos as the become available to us.


Hippocampus — Woman/Man

SCIENTIST
Tracy Shors, PhD
Department of Psychology and Center for Collaborative Neuroscience Rutgers University

ARTIST
Steve Weiss, Sculptor

INSTALLATION
Dolph Geurds

How the Brain Receives and Processes Cells

SCIENTIST
Shirley Tilghman, PhD
President, Princeton University
Professor of Molecular Biology

Jim Sturm, PhD
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

ARTIST
Nancy Cohen, Sculptor

INSTALLATION
A.R. Wiley
Stony Brook Gardens

Collective Theory — Robotics

SCIENTIST
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, PhD
Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

ARTIST
Bob Kuster, Glass Artist
Belle Mead Hot Glass, LLC

INSTALLATION
Dave Scudder
Ambleside Gardens

Lithophone

SCIENTIST
Perry Cook, PhD
Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

ARTIST
Jonathan Shor, Sculptor

INSTALLATION
David Fierabend, MLA, ASLA
Groundswell Design Group
Jen Cole, Artist

Cosmology of Cosmetology

ARTISTS
Carol F. Critchlow
Peter Soderman
Thom Reaves
Betsey Biggs

INSTALLATION
John James Rivera
Ashes Flower Farm

Weather Garden

SCIENTIST
George Philander, PhD
Professor of Athmospheric & Oceanic Science, Princeton Univerisity

ARTIST
Holly Grace Nelson, Landscape Architect
Zachary Smith and Maria Ivarsson, Studio Volantis

INSTALLATION
Matt Kiefer, Kiefer Landscapes, Inc.
Bill Flemmer

QUARK PARK

Celebrating the mysteries of science and art, Quark Park is a collaboration of Princeton-area visionaries, scientists, artists, and architects including Templeton-prize winner, Freeman Dyson. Over the coming months, Wild River Review will be running a series of interviews with many of the players in this one-of-a-kind sculpture garden...