Invasive insect portraits
At the National Zoo: Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene
invasive insect portraits, watercolor pencil and coffee
A series of twelve 11 x 14 inch portraits

In December 2017, working with CULTURALDC and the National Zoo in Washington, I had the chance to mount an exhibit in a shipping container converted into a mobile gallery, and took the opportunity to address through art one of the ways in which plant and insect invasive species find their way to our shores, using shipping pallets as framing devises for some of the work. The mobile gallery was placed at the National Zoo and I was able to consult with scientists at the Smithsonian National Conservation Biology Institute to inform the work. Above: Ten times scaled-up portraits of invasive insects brought to the US via transshipment of goods on pallets, containers, or other means.