Parasitoidal Reflections #1
These are digital prints of mirrored ink reliefs taken from the underside of beetle-burrowed pine bark. This work is about global warming and the resulting devastation caused by Western Pine Beetles on Ponderosa Pine trees in recent years in the US. Parasitoidal refers to a parasite that kills it’s host. The bark was collected from dead trees in a cordoned off forest in California which was infested by the beetle.