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Khezri, Mariya [1], Krakos, Kyra Neipp [2].

Experimentation with Invasive Honeysuckle Biomass to Develop Art Medium.

The invasive species of honeysuckle has been a large contributor to the lack of plant biodiversity on the Maryville university campus. For the past three years, a group of students and faculty members have worked hard to remove the trees and experiment with various management methods. The resulting biomass from the removal can be utilized as a useful resource rather than just a waste. The main goal of this project was to experiment with the physical properties of honeysuckle biomass to develop it into a material that can be used as an expressive medium for designers. Various methods such as stripping, slicing, grinding and twining were used to make products and artwork from the honeysuckle plant. This interdisciplinary project allowed students from various backgrounds such as design, biology, business, and communications to work together to create a greater outcome and educate a wider audience.
Students and faculty worked together to create an exhibit to showcase the developed products and artwork. More than 300 visitors learned about honeysuckle through the exhibit, and helped raise $1000 by purchasing all the auctioned products for sale.

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1 - Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63141, United States
2 - Maryville University, Biology, 650 Maryville University, St Louis, MO, 63141, USA

art medium
invasive species.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PTE002
Abstract ID:934
Candidate for Awards:None

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