Trophic Cascade



150 square foot interior mural / 2020



"Trophic Cascade" is a private mural commission for Lodgic Everyday Community, and celebrates local impacts in a global ecosystem.

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"Trophic Cascade" is a private mural commission for Lodgic Everyday Community, a new coworking space in Madison with childcare and a restaurant.

"Trophic Cascade" celebrates local impacts in a global ecosystem. The mural depicts a mother wolf and her cub, a nod to the wolves in northern Wisconsin, and all the habitats where wolves are regaining ground and rebalancing ecosystems. The mural also depicts milkweed, which, when cultivated on a local level, increases the population of monarch butterflies, strengthens their migration, and ultimately changes weather patterns.

The "Trophic Cascade" mural is located outside of Lodgic's event hall. This space also connects the children's playground, the kitchen, and the stairwell between co-working and restaurant. It is a conduit of energy. It's more common to see artworks placed in "front of house," for guests. I love that this one gets to be enjoyed by guests, yes, and the kitchen, cleaning, and operations staff whose work behind the scenes who are the lifeblood of any organization.

Private mural commission

Full view of mural (fisheye photo)


Private mural commission

Full view of mural


Private mural commission

Full view of mural


Private mural commission

Mural detail shot of mother wolf


Private mural commission

Mural detail shot of monarch butterfly and milkweed


Private mural commission

Stitched image of mural for full view, courtesy Truzon Thao


Private mural commission

Artist portrait with mural, courtesy Truzon Thao


Title: Trophic Cascade

Medium: Mural outside event hall
Location: Lodgic Everyday Community
Dimensions: ~150 square feet

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