Doug Bosch tinkers with the artifacts of early science. For his muse he takes cues from antique scientific instruments to create original hybrids of art and science that ignite our imaginations. Looking at 19th century instruments created for the experimentation of electromagnetic principles he is playing with scale, material and innuendo to bring the stuff of hard science into the arena of art. Amplifying, exaggerating and distorting the look of these historical references he moves them beyond their functional, scientific state and argues that the enigma of early science has a fascinating visual meaning. Toying with the tradition of how scientific artifacts are displayed in museums Bosch has placed the small sculptures under the care of a glass case, intimating a functionality while framing them as objects d’art.
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