All living things have a boundary that separates them from their environment. Skin, scale, fur, feather, and membrane are all examples of what nature dreamt up to keep water, air, and dangers on the outside. My images are specimens, or structures, in the absence of scale. All of these examples exhibit arrangement and structure that, when taken into the realm of photographic metallic printing, resolve into fossil-like figures or earthly wonders. They provide a tactile appeal though they are no longer readily seen as their animal sources. My investigation of the sources led me to photograph both living and preserved non-living specimens in a manner that references scientific observation. That approach is complemented by the use of platinum and palladium metals in a chemical process on heavy weight paper. Revealing this process, the photographs portray a series of mysterious, terrestrial treasures, only identifiable by their Latin titles.
S Caffer Cornu
U Arctos Pede
january 21, 2017
Vision: We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
These photos are part of a book I made as a result of attending the Women's March on Washington DC.
Illustrations done in pen & ink and ink wash. I had the pleasure and honor of having worked with Bill Thompson. He is a published illustrator and was invaluable as a mentor. His talent and exceptional teaching skills meant I was able to produce the works seen here.