Green Visions: "It gives you pause"

Jun 8, 2016

Gum bichromate print by Kristen Pless
Credit ©Kristen Pless

Dan Schutte is a self-professed insect enthusiast and fan of native plants, and those passions have led to his interest in monarch butterflies, their migration and how perilously close they are to extinction.  His wife, Kristen Pless, is an artist interested in historic processes for photographing developing, and together, they will be opening Kristen's exhibit,  Monarchs: Photographs from the Reserves, this Saturday (6/11) at the Great Lakes Aquarium.

And what does her husband, the scientist, see when he looks at her interpretations of monarchs?  The temporal, tenuous nature of an iconic species.