The encephalitis virus can have some ugly consequences, but, it turns out, it can also be shaped into a beautiful pair of earrings. Today on Talk Of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks about infectious art inspired by disease and other artistic endeavors that are inspired by nature.
The pieces of jewelry inspired by infectious disease are the result of a collaboration between artist Mark Ginsberg and the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. William Close joins the show to talk about how his painting and woodworking is inspired by Iowa's landscape. And, Charity discovers a large scale collaborative art project at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.