2016 | United States
This work premiered in a 2016 Solo Show at Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Two pieces from the show, 'Prey' and 'Fire,' were acquired for the National Museum of Wildlife Art's permanent collection in 2017. The pieces 'Prey' and 'Caracara' were completed during a month-long Artist Residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon.
Two editions of a 52 page catalogue identifying each species in the series and explaining the ecological narratives within the work were printed to accompany the show.
The work in the series "Forty-Four" explores 44 threatened and endangered species found within the United States. This is the first body of work I developed by drawing from academic research. In order to select the species depicted in this series, I explored each of the hundreds of species that were designated as endangered or threatened at the Federal level in 2016, compiling a list of visually compelling ecological narratives. Pieces in this series examine at-risk wildlife through the lenses of ecosystems, the threats of invasive species and hyperpredation, the human practice of fire-suppression and mythology.