Winter Garden: Decorative Backdrops for Carnivorous Plants at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory
In 2019 just before the old metal and glass greenhouse of the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory was demolished to make way for a larger space to house their expansive collection of rare plants from Minnesota and around the world, I had a chance to install collage materials, including some images of the plants themselves, inside the room for carnivorous plants. Carnivorous plants have developed incredible strategies to thrive within unique habitats I wanted to celebrate the colors and patterns in these plants and also to follow their lead, adapting my work to the site. I was an Artist-in-Residence at the CBS Conservatory in 2017 and continue to find new ways to engage with this educational collection of plants. For more on the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota.