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Forest Ambassadors with Leonardo@Djerassi - "Unraveling the Mystery: The Enigmatic Presence of Australian Blue Gum Eucalyptus in California"

A little over a week has passed since my arrival at the Leonardo@Djerassi Residency. As I began unpacking my eucalyptus forest-like installation, a question that has long intrigued me, even before departing from Australia, continues to resonate in my mind: why and how has the Australian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus Globulus) become so prevalent in California's landscape? Despite its non-native status, this tree species has deeply ingrained itself within the fabric of both California's culture and its physical environment, while also being associated with the ferocity of the state's bushfires.

Forest Ambassadors with Leonardo@Djerassi

On a winter's morning in Lovett Bay, NSW, I find myself preparing my suitcase for the life-changing journey to Leonardo@Djerassi's unforgettable residency. A rush of thoughts, emotions, and memories floods my mind, and the weight of anticipation hangs in the air. Questions about what to pack, what essentials I might need, and what I would truly miss occupy my thoughts, leaving me yearning for a magician's hat.

Preparing for Leonardo@Djerassi

I'm sitting in the Bowes Art Library at Stanford University, between my two scheduled office hours for my course Science, Technology, Art on scientific approaches to the study of fine art paintings and drawings.  My students are a bit anxious as they have another homework, their final project papers, and the final coming up in quick succession.  Nevertheless, they seem to be learning a great deal.

Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

As a result of more than 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology.

World of Creativity

Republic of Imagination. That is what Iranian American writer, Azar Nafisi, calls the land of belonging for those that don't belong anywhere but belong everywhere. As she puts it, it is a place that is intensely personal but shared globally.  


The Republic of Imagination. Sublime.