Diversity and Biodiversity of Indiana is a project to transform local native and invasive plants into paper portraits of IU's historic figures. IU faculty member, Laura Post, chose two Wylie House women, Elizabeth Breckenridge and Louisa Wylie Boisen, as part of her Office of the Bicentennial project works. These pieces and others are on exhibit through April. The public is invited to collaborate on the project during two paper and portrait-making workshops in April.
Laura Post interrogates identity and familial interaction through two and three-dimensional print portraiture built upon traditional processes. She earned a BA from Swarthmore College in Studio Art and Asian Studies, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking. She has a keen interest in traditional tools and working methods as a means to convey contemporary subject matter. Post has demonstrated printmaking and papermaking processes as a guest artist for workshops and conferences at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions; including, Molding Family at CR Ettinger Studio in Philadelphia, The Art of Paper: 7th Annual Juried Exhibition at the A.D. Gallery of University of North Carolina, Pembroke, New Prints – Winter 2016 at the International Print Center New York, and Go Figure at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery of Salve Regina University, Newport.