I continued my New Year's tradition of participating in the Boston Fun-A-Day project by creating 31 study drawings during the month of January. This year's drawings were inspired by the scientists, research, ecology, and landscape of Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA. Concept drawings explored topics of conservation, hemlock woolly adelgid, interpretive trail design, and future New England landscape scenario research.
Attitudes and opinions expressed in drawings are my own and do not (necessarily) represent those of Harvard Forest, nor its scientists and staff.
Landscape photography for illustrations primarily sourced from Dave Orwig, David Foster and Harvard Forest archives on Harvard University’s Visual Information Access website.
I’d like to thank the Harvard Forest community for sharing their research, passion and insight. Special thanks to Matthew Duveneck, Aaron Ellison, David Foster, Clarisse Hart, Kathy Lambert, Matt Lau, Dave Orwig, Manisha Petal, and Jonathan Thompson.
If you have never explored the Harvard Forest, it's a nice day trip. Be sure to explore the trails and view the Fisher Museum's fine vintage dioramas.
Select Forest Studies were on exhibition as part of the 2016 Boston Fun-A-Day group show at Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA. Opening reception took place on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.