by Wendy DesChene + Jeff Schmuki
About the Book
Charlotte Pollinators focus on the pollinators in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina. This field guide gives easy advice and offers simple actions that help local pollinators. In addition it includes an identification guide of the moths that can be found in backyards across Charlotte. This project was created by Wendy DesChene + Jeff Schmuki in partnership with the McColl Center for Visual Art.
Canadian artist Wendy DesChene and American artist Jeff Schmuki began practicing as an artist team in 2009. Both artists have personal exhibition experience, and awards as solo artists before gaining the experience that formed the basis for their collaborative team. PlantBot Genetics and “Monsantra” has been displayed at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh the Goethe Institute in Egypt and Bach Modern in Austria. While working with the department of Engineering at Auburn University, they also created a community project at the Jules Collins Museum of Art. In 2010 they created a significant contribution to their body of work while at the American Academy in Rome as Visiting Artists. They have recentlly returned from creating a project while artists in residents at The Hafnarborg Art Center and Museim in Iceland and giving a lecture at the University of Arkansa Rome Center, Rome Italy. See more at www.monsantra.com and plantbotgenetics.com