The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

D+M Visiting Artist Series: Rachel Berwick

In ten installations created over the past twenty years, Rachel Berwick has focused our attention on human interactions with and understandings of the natural world. Her past works have examined species that are extinct (the Tasmanian tiger and passenger pigeon), nearly extinct (Lonesome George, the last surviving member of his subspecies of Galapagos tortoise), and reborn (the Coelacanth, a 400-million year old species of fish that was thought to be extinct and then re-discovered living at depths of approximately 1000 feet and classified as a “living fossil”).