Beetle Kill:  Symptom or Disease?

Beetle Kill: Symptom or Disease?
is a public art project commissioned by CU Boulder’s CASE Fellowship.  The work explores the cascading impacts and underlying conditions of beetle kill on Monarch Pass, where 90% of Spruce trees have died in the last 5 years. Through collaboration with CU Boulder ecologists and local forest experts, the resulting artwork translates scientific research and interdisciplinary questions into visual form.

Using various photographic processes, the project consists of eight pieces, each taking a different perspective and aesthetic/material approach to explore this surprisingly complex issue.  I’m interested in how each of these pieces can operate on their own (differently), while also building a more collective and accessible conversation and understanding.

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