Oak galls are ingenious little homes created by gall wasps. The wasp will lay its egg in developing foliage on the tree, and secrete a chemical that prompts the tree to grow a ball-shaped gall around the egg. The gall is made from similar proteins as acorns, and doubles as a safe home and a food source for the growing wasp larvae. Each type of gall wasp produces a different looking gall!
I am a freelance illustrator from the mountain town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In 2016 I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. I am currently located in Eugene, Oregon.
My upbringing in a wild space in the mountains has greatly influenced how I see the world and the art I create. A lifelong love for nature and animals has guided my work into the realm of conservation. My goal is to use artwork to engage the public in learning about what's going on in the natural world and what we can do ...
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