The Memory of Science
This series evolved from the works of Attempted Meanings. I borrowed specimens from the Indiana University Biology Department and photographed them back i n a natural settin g. My intent was to metaphorically resurrect these creatures to show respect for their contribution to science. Though still contained by glass jars or boxes, and obviously dead; I wanted to glorify those creatures no longer touched by time. As they are held captive in a static state, a permanent and controlled suspension, they exist beyond time and therefore beyond loss. They are items of wonder and curiosity that someone, at some point, wanted to preserve and contain. Through my photographs, I am illustrating the importance and singularity they once held in the world, although they are now part of a collection of the lost.