Artist, Fine Arts Society
Angela Palmer created the Ghost Forest, an art and environmental installation of ten mighty rainforest tree stumps which she brought to Europe in a massive logistical exercise from a commercially logged forest in Africa. The Ghost Forest was first shown in Trafalgar Square then in Copenhagen at the Climate Change Conference. It was then exhibited at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford for two years and is now at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. In another project, the artist travelled to the most polluted place in the world, and then to the cleanest recorded place on earth for a show entitled ‘Breathing In.’ She also creates sculptures of the human form using MRI and CT scans, and has recreated an Egyptian child mummy without disturbing its bandages; it is on permanent show at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Angela’s most recent work is a major installation at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, unveiled in July 2013; in this work she captured on glass the so-called Goldilocks planets identified by Nasa’s Kepler telescope. It will be exhibited until December 2013. Her art work also appears in Robert Harris’s new book The Fear Index.
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