TEND: cultivating biodiversity

Senior Design Thesis

Loyola Marymount University

Location

LA, USA

Year

2022

For my senior design thesis I chose to  focus on the issue of biodiversity, specifically offering the solution of gardening using native species to support local ecosystems.

for more information on native plants in California: https://calscape.org/

Fall 2021

For the Fall 2021 semester we went through the preliminary research stages of our projects, exploring chronological explanations of their histories, visual metaphors, and experience mapping.

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Visual Metaphors
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Experience Map
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Book

Book

At the conclusion of the semester we each constructed books showcasing the work we had done so far and explaining the research behind our thesis projects.

At the conclusion of the semester we each constructed books showcasing the work we had done so far and explaining the research behind our thesis projects.

At the conclusion of the semester we each constructed books showcasing the work we had done so far and explaining the research behind our thesis projects.

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Spring 2022: Exhibition Show

For the exhibition chairs were placed on either side of a coffee table with a game explaining trophic levels / the transfer of energy through an ecosystem.

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Butterfly Garlands

Within the exhibit hand cut depictions of five varieties of butterflies native to California.

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Seed Paper

As a takeaway from the exhibition I made plantable recycled paper rounds containing California Poppy seeds printed with a linocut of the same species.

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California Wildflower Graphics

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