Artist in Residence - Siena McKim

Meet Artist in Residence Siena McKim as she works on Tide Pool Plaza! 

See Siena Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, now through January 11
(Not present Dec 12, 13, & 14)

Siena McKim is an ecological artist, scientist, and SCUBA diver. In her research and artwork, her focus is on the small marine animals that lack vertebrae, called invertebrates: like sponges, sea slugs, and shrimp. 

“These animals look and behave stranger than any alien one could,” she said. 

There is a vast diversity of invertebrates right here in San Diego that we still don’t know much about. Through illustrations, sculptures, and photography, she hopes to exhibit and educate the public on these creatures, as well as marine algae. 

During her undergraduate studies at University of Michigan, she discovered a new species of freshwater algae that lives symbiotically inside of another creature, called a protozoa. “This fascinating discovery encouraged me to keep observing every little blob, string, and spike in nature, and never to assume we know everything,” she said. 

Be sure to stop by Tide Pool Plaza on your next visit to meet Siena and learn more about her and her work.  

Upcoming Events

Sat, December 19 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sun, December 20 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Mon, December 21 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sat, December 26 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sun, December 27 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Mon, December 28 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sat, January 2 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sun, January 3 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Mon, January 4 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sat, January 9 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Sun, January 10 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim
Mon, January 11 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Artist in Residence - Siena McKim

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