Dr. Susan Eriksson has worked in industry, academia, and the nonprofit sectors as a research geologist, university professor, and director of museums and public education programs. The subject matter of Eriksson’s own earth-based sculptures derives heavily from her career in geological research and education which has led her to work and study in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia and southeast Asia.
Currently, one of her passions is building a community of artists, geoscientists, and other researchers to build a research agenda to understand how art and geoscience can enhance both disciplines.
Artists have used the Earth as inspiration and as subject matter for millennia. This channel will highlight existing projects and discuss where the geosciences and artists can collaborate to bring new insights to what happens at the boundary between the disciplines. We are particularly interested in building research agendas to support this growing field. Logo by Cassini Nazir.