Prairie Restoration

2015, beeswax, ink, pigment, paper

White House National Archive, Washington DC

Created for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony’s Iowa Tree held at Eclipse National Park. The work was commissioned to commemorate Iowa’s National Parks.

These works were inspired by the Herbert Hoover National Park, the birth place of Herbert Hoover and one of two National Parks in Iowa.

One of the key elements of the historic home as well as Herbert Hoover’s presidency is prairie conservation. The site has been beautifully restored with local flora and fauna.

The each piece references one of the native plants used to restore the prairie and are made from native bees wax, ink, and wax paper. They were suspended in clear bulbs and illuminated from behind creating a light box effect.