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Artist Mark Dion's Deep Dive Into The Tar Pits

What blows this celebrated artist's mind? Microscopic ice age plants and rat poop

Mark Dion Tar Pits

Conceptual artist Mark Dion loves to integrate science into his installations, such as his famous Neukom Vivarium. Alongside La Brea Tar Pits Assistant Curator Regan Dunn, he takes us on a fascinating, microscopic look at fossilized plants in the Tar Pits collection. 

Artist Mark Dion portrait

For more about Mark Dion, click here.