Atta sexdens ant tracks in ink on Dutch Boy paint sample, 2.5” x 2.5”, 2009
During a residency at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Amazon I offered Dutch Boy “Home Decorator” series paint samples, along with non-toxic ink, to a colony of leaf cutter ants.
Archival digital print of Dutch Boy #Z-68 Aqua Electra, 72” x 72”, 2010
The following year, I enlarged the print to human-scale, showing the dried ink and half-tone dots of the paint sample from the ant’s point of view, and returned with it to the original site. The 72”x72” print was then torn into pieces and “fed” to the colony of leaf cutters.