+++MULTIPLYING

++++++Asian long-horned beetle

+++++Deer tick

Raccoon

+ Raccoon, 2015 Sumi Ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches

++++++Raccoon+++

++++++Raccoon+++, 2015 +++Cute++Furry+++Friends

Raccoon, 2015

Sumi Ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches

++++++Asian long-horned beetle
+++++Deer tick
Raccoon
++++++Raccoon+++
Raccoon, 2015

MULTIPLYING is a NEW series of invasive animals and plants species of North America. This series includes all non-native species (including seeds, eggs, spores) whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm, or harm to human health. The term “invasive” is used for the most aggressive species. These species grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major disturbance to the areas in which they are present.

Lurking beneath the surface of your favorite lake. Cleverly disguised as harmless greenery. Crossing continents by hitching a ride with unsuspecting travelers. Wiping out entire populations of native species in a matter of years. Stripping nutrients from water bodies and clouding water, triggering explosions of algae.