Goldenrod and Asters

Goldenrod and Asters

Artist: Jennifer Davey

Title: Goldenrod and Asters

Attribution: Goldenrod and Asters, Jennifer Davey, 2023

Year: 2023

Materials: wool fabric cut into strips

Dimensions: 48" x 48"

Image Statement: Every piece of life on the land where I live inspires me by its complexity and interconnectedness. The DNA that is the common thread in all living things is a molecule I studied for years as a scientist and I cannot help but see it working when I walk around my yard. In the late summer, the goldenrod and asters take over the fields behind my house and I watch the bees, moths, butterflies and various wasps flit around their pollen. How can bacteria, mushrooms, flowering plants and human all exist because of this one beautiful molecule?