CPR Interview with John Bonath

Colorado Public Radio Interview

 

A Strange Beauty

photographic studies from the collections of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
by John Bonath

 

In this 10 minute interview, Bob Lafley talks with artists John Bonath and DMNS director Kirk Johnson about the exhibition “A Strange Beauty” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

  • CPR
    Entry Panel to show, DMNS
  • Museum Signage
  • Oil Painting on canvas in studio
  • Studio with work in progress
  • John Bonath and Jeff Stephenson with drawers of specimens.
  • Some sample specimen drawers, DMNS
  • original specimens for artwork South American Tapir cranium Basket Starfish
  • Medusa Bones South American Tapir cranium & Basket Starfish fr. DMNS Zoology collection
  • original specimen for artwork Green Iguana
  • Green Iguana fr. DMNS Education collection
  • artwork invites being touched
  • A Strange Beauty, DMNS showcase displaying several of the original specimens
  • Final artwork original specimens
  • 3rd level of Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Cat Girl (Viviana Alessandra Reopening and Caracal Cat Cub) fr. DMNS Education collection
  • CPR interview
    various original shots done for photo composite of final artwork
  • Prayer Orangutan & Gorilla Hands (neocast) fr. DMNS Education collection
  • Appendages Orangutan & Gorilla Hands (neocast) fr. DMNS Education collection
  • 2nd level Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Birth (Henry David Wolcott) Giant Clam fr. DMNS Zoology collection
  • Night Steed Horse Skull & Zebra Hide fr. DMNS Education collection
  • original horse skull and zebra hide specimens used to make final artwork
  • modular arrangement
  • "Spawning" detail showing 3-D surfacing and iridescence
  • Speak No Evil Wood Stork fr. DMNS Zoology collection
  • modular arrangement
  • final artwork and original specimens
  • Singing Bird
  • original specimens for final artwork composite in photoshop
  • 2nd level Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Ornithological Pallette Brown-crested Flycatchers and relatives fr. DMNS Zoology collection
  • 1st level Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • installation shot showing texture
  • Home
  • 2nd level Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Boy with Nile Crocodile #2 (Zachery Karamaroutis) fr. DMNS Zoology collection
  • Artemis and Actaeon (Sabin Aell and Antelope) fr. Artist's collection
  • Final artwork original specimen ancient Egyptian influence
  • Modular Arrangement 1st level, Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Rhino Dream
  • Modular arrangements 1st level, Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • modular installation
  • 3-dimensional surface invites close observation.
  • 3-dimensional surface invites touch.
  • Giant Armadillo Toes
  • final artwork and original specimen
  • Red Barbets from Botswana
  • Young Man in Blue with Fish (Christian Patrick Perez) Fresh Caught Grouper fr. Artist's collection
  • 2nd level, Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Hatched Python Egg Shells
  • installation view at DMNS
  • Leaf Insect
  • 2nd level, Atrium Gallery Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • The Egg Keeper (Aaron Springs with extinct Elephant Bird Egg from Madagascar) fr. DMNS Zoology collection
  • installation view at DMNS
  • installation view at DMNS
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