After lunch, we went to Kiasma, the contemporary art museum to see a couple of exhibits in BioArt. My favorite of those was the work of Alma Heikkilä, who depicts the coexistence of life forms at a microscopic scale. Two of her pieces depicted the community of organisms in soil (so of course I’m biased, being a soil biogeochemist).
|Jose and Alex get close up with the painting representing lichens and fungi interacting with minerals in the soil.|
|Robin checks out the insects in decaying wood . This piece is rich with small detail that you don’t notice until you’re as close as Robin is.|
|The whole group checks out a naturally-lit representation of pollutants and microorganisms in our lungs|
Tomorrow we head back to the airport in the morning and fly north to the Arctic Circle!