Kelly Monico
January 2024

Florafray is an abstract and playful depiction of the unique relationship between pollinators and humans. It emphasizes the vital role of insects and animals in nurturing diverse plant species, wildlife habitats, and our food supply. This animation illustrates the interdependence between human life and natural ecosystems, emphasizing the importance of pollinators in sustaining our habitat and preserving the environment.

About the Artist

Kelly Monico is a Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Monico works in a variety of media where she investigates the environment, language, and human behavior through documentation and patterning. She received her MFA from the University of Denver and her BA from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Monico exhibits nationally and internationally. Highlights include the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, URB11 at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland. Monico also produced a public art installation, Alley Cats, installed in Larimer Square curated by Black Cube Nomadic Museum and Downtown Denver Partnership.