Mark Dion, an artist and a would-be archaeologist, has made a career out of collecting. He brings, what he calls, an amateurs pure love to his work, digging through flea markets and fish markets, abandoned warehouses and the like.
All to create installations that ask us to ask ourselves... what do our human created environments tell us about our relationship to nature?
Dion's work began as a child, where he accumulating things in and around his hometown of New Bedford. Since then, he has traveled around the world creating pieces from the nature that surrounding him.
But, for the first U.S. survey of his work, he returned home to Massachusetts.
Mark Dion is a contemporary artist. "The Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalists" is the first U.S. Survey of his work. It will be on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art until December 31.
This segment aired on October 30, 2017.