20” x 30” & 8” x 30” 
Set of 2 frames

Materials: walnut frames, archival inkjet prints from scanned slides.

Drawing from the Colorado State Forest Services’ “Spruce Beetle Fact Sheet,” this artwork reinterprets the scientific data and text into visual form. The bottom frame of images serves as photographic footnotes, much like those in scholarly texts, offering key information and context about the spruce beetle, such as the beetle’s size and reproduction cycle, its complex ecological relationships, and the cascading impacts of it’s activity in the wider community.  

While only a sample of the footnotes are included here, an accompanying website hosts the full compendium of these notes and offers additional commentary through annotated observations and questions. 

This artwork, is an opportunity to dive below the surface.