wood slice with fingerprint superimposed on tree ringsSept. 30, 2019—A Missouri Western State University art student’s design work was recently featured on the cover of The Goose, a journal of arts, environment and culture in Canada.

Lindsey Davis, a senior graphic arts major from California, Missouri, submitted two posters for an international competition and both were selected for publication, including the cover art. Davis’ posters are titled “Save the Trees, Save Humanity” and convey the dire results of deforestation.

The cover depicts a human fingerprint superimposed on the tree rings of a slice of wood. The second poster shows a series of tree ring slices ending with a fingerprint. Both include a statistic from the World Wildlife Fund that 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation.

Davis’ work and other articles in Volume 17, Number 2 of The Goose (“Environmental Art and Activism”) can be viewed at scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/. The Goose is the official journal of ALECC, the Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.