"Alexander Wilson- Studio," detail (1999)

"Alexander Wilson- Studio," detail, 1999
Wooden structure with taxidermic specimens, sketches, and miscellaneous objects from the Carnegie Museum Collection, dimensions variable. Installation view: Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

"The category of nature is not something that the field of science has a monopoly on. It is something that everyone has a say in what gets to be nature at a particular time for a particular group of people. And I think that in order to motivate people to care about the natural world around us, one of our chief tools is going to be an aesthetic sensibility."

- Mark Dion