As a biologist for many years – scholastically, professionally, and now passionately, the natural world is a continual source of inspiration for me. The books I read, the movies I watch, the places I want to visit, the way I decorate my house and even the clothes I wear – all are, more often than not, inspired by nature.
I think that’s why I have such an appreciation for anyone else who finds inspiration in nature – I understand what a moving and powerful muse it can be. My latest appreciation? Isabella Rossellini and her Green Porno and Seduce Me series.
In Green Porno, Rossellini assumes the roles of males in different species during the mating process, and in Seduce Me, she takes on the roles of the females. Fascinating, disturbing, hilarious and often more than a little creepy, the episodes are biologically (and anatomically) correct and just fantastic! The titles may be about sex, but the narrative runs much deeper – biology, conservation, biodiversity – LIFE. And she does it all in 3 minutes or less!
To watch all the seasons of Green Porno, and Season 1 of Seduce Me, visit the Sundance Channel.
And check out the costumes and props – almost all made with paper. I sense my next design project coming on…