mammal institute

Research
Białowieża, Poland, June 2019



I spent a month in residence at the Mammal Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the  Białowieża Forest—the only surviving piece of old-growth forest that once stretched from Siberia to Ireland. Unlike managed forests—ones that are sustainably logged—more wood than not is decaying, laying where it falls on the forest floor, hosting immense biodiversity. It is one of the only natural forests remaining in an otherwise altered landscape of Western civilization. 

At the Institute and in the forest, I collected over 1,000 3-D scans of flora, fauna, and fungi. I am looking for funding and a venue to create an exhibition of moving images and 2-D and 3-D printed objects from this research.