ecology, art, biology
Arts and Humanities | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
This project combines science with art, with a focus on microhabitats in a unique natural space in an urban area. It is set in the Highlands Nature Preserve and the mediums used are photography and digital illustration. The goal of the project is to bring the viewer in from a wide, landscape perspective into a more close and detailed perspective of the multiple microhabitats that exist in the nature preserve. It shows how beauty can be hiding in plain sight for anyone to see if they look close enough. It also aims to show how the beauty is not just visual, but it is also in the knowledge of how these microhabitats function and the unique characteristics that make them microhabitats.
Schultz, Kalie, "Microhabitats in an Urban Greenspace: Function in the Beauty" (2021). Honors Projects. 818.