Bark Beetle Elm

I was walking in an urban wild and saw an amazing pattern on some trees that had been cut down. I realized this pattern was the carved out homes of bark beetles. I was in love with the pattern, so I came back the next day with paper and walnut stain and spent a long time exploring the patterns, identifying the beetles (Elm Bark beetles) and trees (Elms). This piece is collaborative art with the forest!

SKU: dac249490956

Framed Dimensions: 24 x 30

Medium: Walnut stain on paper

Artist: Rebecca Arnoldi

Exibition: Perspectives: Art from MFA Staff