Object Lessons

George Loudon moves from shelf to shelf, past exquisite Blaschka glass slugs, felt fungi, a meticulously repaired elephant bird egg. “Now these objects have lost their original purpose, we can look at them as objects of beauty,” he says. “I’m not claiming that this is art forever. I am saying it is art for today.”

Visiting Surreal Science at London’s Whitechapel Gallery for New Scientist, 8 September 2018