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
As a day job, I work as an art teacher at an elementary school. One of the things that I love about children is their wonder and sense of exploration. Where I teach, there is a tank in the library wrapped in purple insulation foam sheets. On one side is a small circular plug cut into the foam sheet where students can peek into the dark waters. When students gaze into the water, they see salmon eggs, or fry, incubating in the cold waters. The children love watching the life cycle of salmon eggs. This tank helps connect young minds to our Alaskan ecosystem. This photograph addresses the life cycle of salmon. It also brings attention to the fact that many children, who live where salmon are abundant, often experience a greater connection to the french fry than they do our ecosystem.
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.