Can We Speak?
This is a series of images that explore our cultural attitudes towards the wild as seen in scientific specimens and hunting artifacts. From the delicate scapula of a bat, to the ribs of an alligator, to the jaw of a bear, there is wonder in how any body is adapted to its particular function. At the same time, I am considering the means by which I gain access to these skeletons: from science labs and from living room walls. Whether encased in glass or mounted on wood, these remains serve as trophies to both knowledge and the belief in human dominion over the wild.