SUBMISSION: Exploited by Ellie Soderquist

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Watercolor.

It’s often very easy for us to empathize with animals-we can imagine them having emotions. Unfortunately, because of this, endangered plants are too easily overlooked. I imagine then, that instead of a plant, it were a human. Can you relate now? The flower shown is the flower of the Holywood tree, which has been over harvested and clear cut to the point of near extinction.