And the winner is... the trees!!! After further research into my various topics that I discussed last week, I have decided to do something close to home and that has measurable stats that I can bring into my final project. As far as a focus goes, I want to stick with why we need to continue to expand our forests in Ohio by not only planting new trees but keeping the older ones around as well.
The more I thought about it, I realized that forestry would have the best visual impact for the method that I want to do as a deliverable. It is also an important topic; one that I actually care about and won't get bored with easily. I can do a lot of data, take my own pictures, gather my own materials, and really be immersed into the project, not just be an outsider looking in.
For next week, I want to have contacted my mentor and get her up to speed, get her initial ideas and any direction she can give me to start with. I also plan to look into gallery spaces seems how I know I want to do a gallery opening and procuring the right space may be an issue. I'm hoping starting early will lessen some of the issues.