This sculpture consists of a Corten steel tree that encapsulates nesting cavities which are filled with non-treated woods, dried plants, and other eco-friendly materials. The main purpose of this project is to create an interactive sculpture that functions as a pollinator habitat and artwork thereby joining art and science. The artwork is intended to meet the optimal dwelling needs of indigenous pollinators, solitary bees, and other insects.

Pino: Habitat Tree, 2021, collaboration with Janet Austin, Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce/Special Service Area #31 Purchase, Chicago, IL, Corten steel with wood and natural materials, 60″x 20″x15″