Artist: Jennifer Davey
Title: Goldenrod and Asters
Attribution: Goldenrod and Asters, Jennifer Davey, 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?