Portfolios > Quadrat: a Year in the Tallgrass

Just outside a prairie preserve in Nebraska, I salvaged building materials from a dilapidated barn being demolished for new construction, cut up and reassembled them into four triptychs: one panel for every month of the year. Each is in the shape/size of a quadrat (a field work device used to collect plant and animal population data), landscape “paintings” I tinted with polished wax, colored to match that season's dominant prairie plant life, documenting the loss of historic grassland displaced by the new construction.