How can two perspectives come together to create beauty? Why don’t we ask our speaker team of Emilee and Scott? Together these two undergrads, a biology major and a photography major, are shedding a new light onto the greenhouses at Boise State University. With their collaboration, they create amazing images of flowers and plants that call the greenhouse their home. With the biological prowess of Emilee, and the artistic eye of Scott, together they convey plants in a way that is perceptible and brilliant, knowledgeable and elegant. Without each other’s knowledge and perspective, their work would not have the same feeling or structure. Together they show that there is something for everyone in the greenhouse, all we have to do is look closely.
Who is Emilee? Let her tell you:
“Am I the type of person who always plays it safe? Is this who I am going to be for the rest of my life? Am I ever going to take a risk that changes my destiny? Do birds know how to smile? Why is cake always so delicious? Will my drawings ever get any better?” These along with many other existential, Girl Meets World, questions I often consider. Currently I am on track to graduate in May with a BS in Biology with a botany emphasis. I spend a lot of time hiking with my dog and examining plants. I have served as a Boise State teaching greenhouse intern in 2015. I have a constant love for laughing, learning, and practicing yoga with my cat. I take each day head on with a cup of coffee in one hand, and a sense of adventure in the other. Aside from finding a job that allows myself to hike for a living (and hoping to perhaps one day be cool enough to be best friends with Mindy Kaling), my life goal is to make someone smile every day. I joined the Ethos project because I don't believe that your major is a defining factor of your limitations on campus and that everyone can benefit from a little more exposure to nature.
Now, what about Scott? He tells us too:
I'm from a farm town near Portland, Oregon. The landscapes in Oregon made such an impression on me that I brought a camera with me anywhere I would explore. While attending Boise State University, I found so much beauty in the plants and projects surrounding Boise State's greenhouses. I started a fun photography project for myself that, together with Emilee Ayers, would fuse different academic disciplines into a creative, innovative, photography project!
Come support Emilee and Scott at the Boise State Ethos Project Symposium, March 14, to learn more about the greenhouses, what’s inside them, and how we can see the beauty within everything.