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
Before 1985 if a family had mice in the house, it would have been the worst! But now, many of us have old mice gathering dust in our storage closets and garages, not to mention the one just sitting on your desk. When I moved to Alaska, I discarded old dust collecting computer parts. So when organizing this photograph, I had to recollect—running out to thrift stores, rummaging through outdated technology bins. Phase two was partnering with The Museum of the North's Mammalogy Department, asking permission to use a Meadow Jumping Mouse from their collection. This photo reminds me of that old Disney movie, The Secret of NIMH, and one of the characters finding themselves amongst incompatible neighbors.
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.