Alike is a photographic body of work, generating conversations regarding our use and understanding of nature. This series focuses on re-contextualizing the linguistic signifiers we give to objects, juxtaposing items with similar physical attributes or namesakes, creating a dialogue between etymology and taxonomy. My work is a product of a background in design, conservation education, travel, and growing up on a Central Oklahoma ranch. I'm proud to have shown in museums and galleries across the United States, including Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Non-Fiction Gallery, and the University of Wisconsin. 


 Field Notes

Butterflies and Moths

Winters in Alaska can be long and dark. Tom and I take a few winter adventures North to Fairbanks when we get a case of cabin fever. A few years ago, I connected with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Entomology Professor Derek Sikes about photographing specimens in the UAF collection. Sikes brought out his Moths and Butterflies, all found here in Alaska, and I brought edible gummy butterflies. I hauled my still life equipment deep into the Museum of the North basement, into the research labs, and with the help of several FANTASTIC graduate students, selected and arranged these fragile insects onto my lightbox. I debated leaving the UAF inventory labels/ QR codes on the specimens but enjoyed their signal to cohesion in this collection. These delicate butterflies and moths are positively a treasure to explore.

Butterflies and Moths

  • All prints are printed on 100% cotton Hahnemuhle Pearl Photo Rag inkjet paper and meet the highest requirements for museum-quality age-resistant digital photographic printing. Each print will last 60+ years before showing signs of fading.

    Each numbered limited edition print comes with a certificate of authenticity. If the framed option is select, the work is mounted and framed using museum-quality standards in a 3” deep shadowbox style frame and comes ready to hang.