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2012 Artist-In-Residence Lynn Cazabon

Lynn Cazabon is the first official Artist-In-Residence at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Long-Term Ecological Research program. She began her contribution to the BES community by presenting a lecture on her ongoing project Uncultivated at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Lynn is an Associate Professor of Art at UMBC and continues to work with BES shaping and coordinating the AIR program.
Of particular relevance to BES, Uncultivated takes as its subject wild plants that thrive in urban environments and has been disseminated via public displays on billboards and transit shelters. The full project can be viewed at http://uncultivated.info. Her thought provoking and creative images of Baltimore’s volunteer flora stimulated the awareness of the public about the often unappreciated plants around them, and how they fit into the metropolis. In addition to her continued work on Uncultivated, Lynn is currently working alongside BES co-PI Chris Swan, creating a series of unconventional portraits of inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women who have been trained to assist in environmental research. Lynn's work has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. Examples of her other projects can be viewed at her website: http://lynncazabon.com.

Uncultivated_11.05.22 (39.311265, -76.616325), pigment ink jet print, 2011
Bus shelter poster, Baltimore, MD, 2011


Funding for this work has been generously provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the BES LTER, and with funds from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.