Super Natural, 2017
From June through October, 2017, MadArt presented Super Natural by artist Jennifer Angus, a professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Working with real insect specimens (mostly farmed and reused), Angus transformed MadArt Studio into a floor-to-ceiling menagerie of kaleidoscopic patterns. What appeared at first to be familiar wallpaper designs upon closer look revealed their unexpected composition. Super Natural was intended to be a temple to nature. Angus believes that a sacred space can be comforting, exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time, and she aimed to create an environment that inspired astonishment, contemplation, learning, and preservation.