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
Pollinators are irreplaceable to our ecosystems. While working at the San Antonio Zoo, I became fascinated with bats, bees, and butterflies. Educating guests on their importance and investigating the ins and outs of bees specifically. I enjoyed the varieties of hues in honey produced based on the proximity of different plants each season to the hives. I feel that I am in a game of collecting – trying to find a hue/value scale of honey. The design of this photograph, inspired by the work of Dan Flavin's in the remote Marfa, Texas, uses color to create rhythm in the designs. The unnatural color of some of the honey comes from artificial dyes injected into the honey. When creating this work, and even now, as I look at it, I remember conversations with my design students about color and value scales. It always makes me smile.
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.