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Lower Columbia Basin Shrub Steppe

 

limited edition of 50.
4 x 3 x 1.5 (6 open)
copper, mdf, moleskine paper, folder, 2mm gf bead

Lower Columbia Basin Shrub Steppe

A Northwestern view of the local mountain range (etched copper, through the windows) with geological, environmental and ecological informatio n hand-scribed and drawn as though a naturalist's journal.

The solidity of basalt, the certainty of the mountains, the steadfastness of the Columbia River and the magnitude of events that created them belie the fragile nature of the Lower Columbia Shrub-Steppe region

The flora, fauna and creatures expressed on fragile paper represent only some of the local species considered Endangered, Threatened, of Concern or Watched. As easy as a simple snipping of thread these species can be gone and with them much of the rarity, beauty and integrity of this place we call home.

 


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