Hierarchy of Consumers


  • Gracie Safranovich MacEwan University


Inspired by visual diagrams of ecological pyramids, Hierarchy of Consumers consists of a series of embroidered wall hangings that examine the location and role decomposers play in these visuals. In diagrams of ecological pyramids, decomposers are often depicted as an external entity, separate from the pyramid itself, or are not even present in many versions, despite the importance of decomposition at every level of the pyramid. Through the embroidery, an ecological pyramid is artistically reinterpreted and restructured, showcasing the presence and importance of decomposers in ecosystems by highlighting their role as consumers of all other organisms.

Department: Art and Design

Faculty Mentor: Leslie Sharpe