AS IF - Art & Science in the Field - is a new center and residency program located in North Carolina. As part of our partnership with AS.IF, we publish the words and work of AS.IF residents.
By Sara Rich
AS IF resident December 2017
In December 2017, I had the great privilege of a preview weekend residency at Art + Science In the Field: AS IF Center in western North Carolina. The Center’s director, Nancy Lowe, had come to the Art Department at Appalachian State University to discuss the AS IF mission in relation to bridging the arts and sciences. Because my visual art simultaneously informs and draws from my scientific work as a nautical archaeologist, I was intrigued as to what a residency at AS IF would offer my practice. However, my mission for this residency was fiction: that is, instead of making visual art, I was to write two short stories, both of which also relate to my scientific work underwater.
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