This body of work is inspired by images and text found in a set of nearly 80-year-old encyclopedias. Interestingly, but not surprising, many of the 'facts' in these books have now been refuted. This body of work addresses the pessimistic meta induction theory, which argues that if past scientific theories that were successful have been found to be false, we have no reason to believe that our current successful theories are approximately true.

I enjoy using the same matrix but experimenting with printing the layers in a different order and in different colors and levels of transparency to achieve a variation on a theme. Most of this work forces multiple images together into the same composition in an effort to illustrate how our relationship with the natural world is both competitive and destructive.

©2018 by Gretchen Schermerhorn.