In Tracy Wallschlaeger's work, two worlds have collided. Her pallet is inspired by the lush blues and greens of her home in Seattle, as well as the warm amber and gold hues from her childhood east of the mountains. On the surface, each image exudes a vibrant, often quirky scene, but a closer look will reveal something darker just below the surface. Her images of wildlife draw attention to their current plight and diminishing habitats, albeit in very subtle ways. The work is not meant to shock, but to be pleasing to the eye and make the viewer think. What if humans co-existed with animals as though they were a part of their very soul? What would the world look like then?