In Search of What Sustains US

Our effect on the environment and ecosystem that surrounds us can be seen on a macro and micro level. It can be seen in the large scale destruction by changing weather systems or the destruction of our forests by the tiny pine beetle. Historically pine beetles work symbiotically with the forest by targeting weak or damaged trees ensuring a strong thriving forest. As temperature changes the population of the tiny pine beetle grows not only killing sick and weak trees but the strong hundred year old trees that live in the forest. Objects of adornment act as symbols and reminders of what is precious around us. This series acts a symbolic gesture to the magnitude of the pine beetle and its effect on our daily life.