This sculpturally placed photographic piece is in honor of the North American prairie ecosystem. The prairie, made of overlooked grandeur, is one of the most threatened environments today. Famous for grass taller than people I created this Native American Burial Tree monument to lift the final print eight feet high, to the height of fully grown Big Bluestem grass (Andropogon Geradii) present in the picture. Along with purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Cup Flowers (Silphium perfoliatum), and Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), the photograph shows a common mix of native plants.
To bring an otherwise completely artificial print closer to the plants it portrays I have traced them with chalk pastels to add organic pigment to the print. I believe the markings also add by giving expressive life to a frozen photograph as well as bring an emphasis to the grass.