Betty Woolfolk

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Betty Woolfolk, Vaporization, installation detail thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Vaporization: Drips thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Saturation, installation view thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Sublimation, installation view thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Experimentation: science kit thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Experimantation, installation view thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Evaporation: lizards thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk, Collection: Ancient/Modern thumbnail
Betty Woolfolk: Atlantis: Stormy thumbnail

Betty Woolfolk, Vaporization, installation detail

Betty Woolfolk, Vaporization: Drips

Betty Woolfolk, Saturation, installation view

Betty Woolfolk, Sublimation, installation view

Betty Woolfolk, Experimentation: science kit

Betty Woolfolk, Experimantation, installation view

Betty Woolfolk, Evaporation: lizards

Betty Woolfolk, Collection: Ancient/Modern

Betty Woolfolk: Atlantis: Stormy

VAPORIZATION
The Museum of Curious Thought / Vintage Science Wing

I believe in solids, I believe in liquids, but I’m not sure about vapor, that simply has to be accepted because it will vanish.

Vaporization is the transition from solid or liquid to a gaseous state. These vintage scientific machines explore evaporation, which is the process of turning liquid into gas, and sublimation, in which a solid turns into a gas with no liquid required.

The Museum of Curious Thought is an installation of mixed media assemblage sculpture, using recycled materials to create pseudo-scientific museum scenarios. For over 10 years I have been working on this concept through exhibitions at Gallery Route One. Each installation investigates science and technology — and they might effect our everyday lives. My focus has been on the various Scientific Wings, which included optical allusions, magnification, plant phenomena, and now vaporization.