Using different media including watercolors and photography, Heather Murphy and Francisco Valenzuela try to document the natural world as part of their work for the USDA Forest Service. Visual and written records help us learn more about the effects of pollution, forest fires, and human encroachment on wild areas and populations.
Click here to see Heather Murphy and Francisco Valenzuela featured in the Inspirations from the Forest exhibition.
Contemporary artists Sidne Teske and Jim Denney see their work as documenting ever-changing landscapes. Natural landscapes are altered to make way for homes, farms, and the extraction of resources such as copper, oil, and coal. What changes have you seen in your own community? The activities in this section will help you document the environment around you, and to reflect on the changes you find there.
Click here to see Sidne Teske and Jim Denney featured in the Inspirations from the Forest exhibition.