History and Applications
The strength of this multi-faceted artwork/educational tool is that in relation to both age groups and disciplines it broadens the appeal of learning about science through art:
- The general public gain value from the interactive artwork through gaining access not just to direct knowledge but to another way of looking at and thinking about landscape
- A younger audience then has formerly been the case may be attracted to science through the visual appeal of the artwork which is about providing knowledge and fostering intrigue and curiosity. The artwork is created through a process of seeking to understand natural systems in their macrocosms and microcosms.
- Primary and secondary school teachers in both the arts and sciences may find that this model strengthens their capacity to teach a broader range of students who are responsive to different teaching methods.
- Some high school students fall behind because they learn in different ways then the majority. This tool may enhance the grades and capture the interest of students who would otherwise see themselves at odds with the method of teaching being used in the sciences.
- Art students may be inspired by the awareness that art can do more than just be a picture on a wall.
- University students in the sciences may find the tool to be beneficial in gaining an overview of a subject.
- University students in the arts may find the artwork with explanatory films to be beneficial in broadening their awareness of how artists and scientists can work together.