I would love to introduce you all to my wonderful friend, Heather Baker! She is an amazingly talented photographer & visual artist who finds much of her inspiration in nature. Last year, Heather was fortunate enough to work with the Nature Conservancy at Nachusa Grasslands in Northern Illinois. There, she aided in prairie preservation and restoration. I was lucky enough to visit her this past fall! It's truly a marvelous place to be :) The photographs I've selected are scenes that Heather captured while living and working on the prairie.
Heather also makes beautiful collages/studies with material she gathers from the natural world.
In Heather's words on her nature studies: "My process is very intuitive. I simply start by going through my plant collection and arranging different elements into different forms, often asking myself 'what kinds of functions is this part used for? What else can it be?' For me, these pieces arouse my imagination and my fascination with nature. They elicit that timeless feeling as I contemplate these archaic forms that have persistently been the building blocks of life on Earth"