Kimberly Immenhausen Kelly
“What’s All the Buzz About?”, 2021, 6″ x 6″, sculpted low bas-relief, glass
Garden Dwellings “What’s All The Buzz About?” acknowledges the loud buzz we hear in our yards, just as the irises begin to bloom is probably from a cicada, or two. Cicadas tend to emerge in mass, but cicadas are not typically destructive, matter of fact they have environmental benefits, cicadas serve as a perennial food source for their many predators a much-needed food source for a lot of creatures – a lot of things eat cicadas (including humans!). In fact, their emergence usually correlates to a ‘baby boom’ in birds! and the nymphs help to aerate the soil as they crawl out of the ground, they leave a hole where they burrowed in the soil. This is a natural, beneficial aeration for the lawn.