Cascade Cavern Salamanders

In 2014, I took a workshop on using artist-made materials with Kate Temple at the Southwest School of Art.

These pieces contain stewed purple Brazil wood, brown ink from oak galls, ground Malachite green powder, and handmade paint using fracked soil and eggs. These salamanders are indigenous to Cascade Caverns on the outskirts of San Antonio. This privately owned cavern is the wettest cave in Texas, still actively forming. These salamanders and other animals are dependent on the Edwards Aquifer, which also provides San Antonio’s drinking water.