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More monkeys than ants

Posted on 5th February, by cchalmers in Blog Posts

What a mystery.  Where did all my leafcutter ant colonies go?  Of the twelve I’ve been tracking and filming every year since 2009 only one is left.  This magical spot on the Osa Peninsula was a kindgom of ants, an Atta version of the Roman Empire.  The abundance of mature mango trees and a lip-smacking (mandible-munching), luscious clover ground […]

Artists in Residence

Posted on 26th March, by cchalmers in Blog Posts

  After five trips to Central America—four videos and four photo series later—I’m wrapping up the fieldwork portion of “The Leafcutters” project. Next, it’s back to the studio to produce the accompanying drawings and sculptures. There is the inevitable period of reflection at the end of a significant chapter. I started working with leafcutter ants simply because I found their […]