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"In this alien world, this world beyond the edge of the sea, there live creatures that are achingly beautiful, that have lived in the abyss for untold eons. These animals are our discovery, the discovery of our century." tube worms
Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover
Duke University

Beyond the Edge of the Sea is an exhibition guest curated by Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover, a deep-sea explorer and U.S. Navy-qualified pilot of the deep-diving submersible Alvin. The exhibition highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, Jacobsen accompanied Dr. Van Dover on many expeditions to deep-sea locations across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Over 70 works selected from Jacobsen's sketchbooks and five specially commissioned pieces were created for this traveling exhibition.

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