Katy TanisJersey Shore, NJ, US
Katy Tanis is a fabric designer, explorer, illustrator and children’s book author. She recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey, and now lives and works at the Jersey shore. She spends most of her days chasing deadlines but occasionally wanders to far-off places, like Madagascar, where she chases primates instead. Her work is inspired by specific ecosystems and the wonderful webs of life that they contain. She has a soft spot for the weirdos of the animal kingdom. She’s never met a color she didn’t like.
Maps By Katy Tanis
KEEP THE SHORE GOLDEN is a campaign to encourage NJ Shore families to keep seaside goldenrod in their yards. Goldenrod is a vital plant to the Jersey Shore ecosystem but is often mistaken for a weed. When homeowners plant native we can combat suburban sprawl by making habitat connections for pollinators and other small animals.
Primates and the national parks you can find them in the South of Uganda. Including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, grey cheeked mangabey, Ugandan red colobus, L'hoest's monkey, eastern black and white colobus, blue monkey, golden monkey, red tailed monkey, olive baboon, vervet monkey, potto, and bush babies. Parks: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. I used elements from a fabric collection I collected for Blend Fabrics.