Mollie Doctrow, artist & printmaker

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Inspiration Rocks

“Inspiration Rocks” installed during 2012 at the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL.


Illustrated by Mollie Doctrow’s enigmatic wildflower woodcuts these brushed aluminum plates mounted on limestone rocks are an attractive welcome to the Learning Center. They offer personalized inspirational quotes from scientists and environmentalists, Edward O. Wilson, Paul Ehrlich, Thomas Eisner, and Frances A. Hufty as well as celebrated quotes from Thomas Jefferson and Loren Eisely. These timeless messages guide reflection on Archbold, land stewardship, personal responsibility, and other ecological concepts. They embody Archbold’s commitment to an arts-science alliance and our sense of beauty in nature and in building. © Archbold Biological Station

 Archbold staff installing the rocks from the Babcock Ranch quarry, July 2012.