Bees are a keystone species within our ecosystem that face many threats that could result in extinction. This design utilizes the principals of symmetry and repetition to visually exhibit a system in balance. It subtly implies that bees keep our natural environments in balance, oftentimes, without notice.
Beavers are a keystone species that define the health and survival of entire ecosystems. Half of North America’s threatened species rely on wetlands created by beavers. This work visually communicates the importance of the beaver and the threat that their loss may have on the environment.
This work examines the delicate balance of species within our environment with attention to our declining ecosystem and the rapidly growing number of endangered species. Each design takes inspiration from nature and serves as a reminder of its decline. My artistic process begins with researching species and plants found on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. Identified species are then sourced from 19th- century biodiversity literature and digitally composed with images representing threats to selected species and ecosystems. Wallpapers historically were designed to capture our natural world through the patterning of nature’s elements. This wallpaper series represents a modern-day reflection of our planet.