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Lichens are unusual composite organisms that exist only through the symbiotic partnership between fungi and alga or cyanobacteria. Taking my cue from this collaborative gestalt, these projects require public participation on multiple levels to grow and thrive.

Urban Colonization is a series of site specific installations featuring 12 artificial lichen colonies made of meticulously cut photographs hidden at 4 partner locations.

Collaborative work with Lichenologist Sheila Strawn, PhD continues as we move forward with a Field Guide for Oklahoma Lichens.

50 diverse lichens from Symbiotic Cooperation were donated to the University of Central Oklahoma's Herbarium. There are still 25 specimens awaiting proper identification and donation. biology.uco.edu/uconhm/herbarium.html

Project history details can be found here Recap

Lichen Collage
Watercolor, photographs and graphite
24" x 42"
2016
Urban Colonization Installation, Flavoparmelia caperata
handcut waterproof photographs
18" x 28"
2015
Untitled
Drawing
10" x 15"
2016
Artificial Lichen Colony 01
cut photographs and watercolor
10" x 15"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 02
cut photographs and watercolor
15" x 10"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 03
cut photographs and watercolor
10" x 15"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 04
cut photographs and watercolor
15" x 10"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 05
cut photographs and watercolor
10" x 15"
2016
Artificial Lichen Colony 06
cut photographs and watercolor
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 07
cut photographs and watercolor
15" x 10"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 08
cut photographs and watercolor
10" x 15"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 09
cut photographs and watercolor
20" x 30"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 10
cut photographs and watercolor
20" x 30"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 11
cut photographs and watercolor
30" x 20"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 12
cut photographs and watercolor
30" x 20"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 13
cut photographs and watercolor
10" x 15"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony 14
cut photographs and watercolor
10" x 15"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony Collage I
watercolor, cut photographs and drawing
40" x 22"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony Collage II
watercolor, cut photographs and drawing
40" x 22"
2015
Untitled Artificial Lichen Colony Collage III
watercolor, cut photographs and drawing
40" x 22"
2015
Artificial Lichen Colony Collage IV
watercolor, cut photographs and drawing
11" x 14"
2015
Lichen Collage
cut photographs and drawing
2015
Lichen Collage
cut photographs and drawing
2015
Lichen Collage
cut photographs and drawing
2015
Lichen Collage
cut photographs and drawing
2015
Lichen Collage
drawing, cut photographs and collage
2015
Test Colony
graphite, cut photographs
11" x 14"
2014
Lichen Colonies, Rock
Collage, cut photographs
16" x 22"
2014
Lichen Studies
Painting and Collage
16" x 22"
2014
Lichen Colony, Cladonia
Collage, cut photographs
2014
Lichen Colony, Branch
Collage, cut photograph
22" x 16"
2014
lichen morph
cut photographs
2013
colonization III
cut paper and photographs
2013
colonization IV
cut paper and photographs
2013
colonization V
cut paper and photographs
2013
Teloschistes Colony
cut photographs
13" x 22"
2014
Hypogymnia and Puncteila Colony
cut photographs
7" x 18"
2014
Hidden Cladonia Colony
cut photographs
2015
Collaborative Colony: Peltigera and Parmotrema
cut photographs, knitting
variable
2014
Parmotrema Colony
cut photographs and knitted apothecia
2015
Norman StART Colony
cut photographs
variable
2014
colonization II
cut paper and photographs
2013
installation of colonies, plug projects
cut paper and photographs
2013
Lichen Morph
Graphite
44" x 72"
2015
Lichen Morph, Beavers Bend
graphite
11" x 14"
2014
Ramalina celastri
graphite drawing
11" x 14"
2014
Letharia columniana
graphite
11" x 14"
2014
lichen morph
graphite drawing
44" x 96"
2013
lichen study
drawing: graphite
11" x 14"
2013
Beavers Bend Lichen Colony
graphite
11" x 14"
2014
Unidentified
Drawing
2012
Teloschisties colony
photograph
2014
Cladonia farinaceae, no. 864
photograph and lichen specimen
2014
Lichinella cribellifrum, no. 119
photograph and lichen specimen
2014
Cladonia subtinuis, no. 859
photograph and lichen specimen
2014
Pseudoevernia intensa
photograph
2013
Parmotrema perlatum
photograph
2013
Xanathoria species
cut photographs
2013
Rinodina species
photograph
2013
Hypogymnia species
photograph
2013
Symbiotic Cooperation Installation
lichens, data, roll paper, drawings and photographs
2013
lichen studies
drawing: graphite and ink
11" x 14"
2013