Artist-in-Residence at MUSE (Museo delle Scienze) in Trento, Italy
Mary is currently in Trento, Italy as the first artist in residence at MUSE (Museo delle Scienze), learning about the Dolomites with scientists and biologists prior to building a permanent installation there. There are 70 glaciers remaining in that part of the Alps. The Marmolada Glacier (Ghiacciaio della Marmolada) is now predicted to disappear in the next two decades. As part of artist Stefano Cagol's initiative, she has been able to work with scientists studying insects that live off of the bacteria on glacial silt, the future reservoir water infrastructure that may hold substantial melt, and the geologic strata that can trace extinction events separated by hundreds of millions of years.