Crocodile Archival Inkjet Print 24.5 X 24“, Edition Of 25 (other Sizes Available)
New Work

These images begin with photographs of animal specimens that have been cleared and stained. In this process, small mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians are soaked in a solution that renders muscle and tissue transparent. Stains are then used to make bones and cartilage a darker color. They are typically used by scientists to study the structure of the animals without having to use X-rays or dissection.

The specimens allow a remarkable view of the poetic and lyrical qualities of morphology. They are a point of departure for my imagination. The original images are heavily edited, and backgrounds are added – primarily images from the natural world that are also altered.