Meet Michelle Lougee

Boston artist Michelle Lougee and her colleague Susan Heideman both offer a very creative view of natural forms –organisms, plants, minerals and micro to macro.

On August 28, 2018 the two artists appeared on Science for the Public’s Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations. They described their individual artistic approaches to Nature’s variety, which were on display at that time at the Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lougee and Heideman discussed some similarities in the way that artists and scientists look at Nature. Both artists are motivated by concern for the environment and the structural beauty of natural forms. Their commitment is reflected in their respective artistic projects. Michelle Longee is famous for her crochet sculptures of natural forms –all composed of discarded plastic. These forms are not only beautiful, but they create awareness of the issue of plastic in the environment.

video of Michelle Lougee and Susan Heideman Contemporary Science August 28, 2018 appearance Art and Nature: A Special Exhibit