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Nicole Anona Banowetz, "Respire," fabric

Diatoms are a type of phytoplankton that live near the surface of water, or in moist environments such as soil or tree bark. Not only are the complex forms of diatoms beautiful but they are an important part of the ecosystem. They produce 25% of the air we breathe and monitor the effects of climate change. The decaying log at the creek’s edge is wrapped in the enlarged forms of the diatoms found in the Bear Creek Reservoir. These usually hidden forms are on display here for us to appreciate not just their beauty but their importance to our lives.

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@Bear Creek Greenbelt Park

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LandMark: Lakewood
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  2. Scottie Burgess, "Sky Vessel," cast iron, upcycled dead tree, and paint
  3. Anna Kaye, "Preserve," tree stumps, miniature scenery, and resin birds
  4. Kalliopi Monoyios, "Knot," single-use plastic packaging, HDPE house wrap, polypropylene landscaping fabric, and polyester thread
  5. Eileen Roscina, "Shelter," willow
  6. Nicole Anona Banowetz, "Respire," fabric
  7. Jaime Molina, "Sunlaps," mixed media
  8. Tiffany Matheson, "Caught," reclaimed ghost net, plastic bottles, wire, and paint
  9. Mia Mulvey, "Albedo," ceramic, wood, pigment
  10. Jason Mehl, "Spoor of the Anthropocene," CNC Plywood