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Karen Jean Smith - Ceramics
The Emerald Ash Borer
My current work entails a study of the emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle thought to have been brought to North America in the wood of shipping crates during the late 1900's.
The larva of this tiny insect eats trails through the cambium layer of wood beneath the bark of ash trees, thus cutting off the nutrients and water supply within the tree. Millions of trees have been killed and the devastation is spreading.
More artwork and information to come!
EAB Evidence I
EAB Evidence II
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