Hillyer Gallery, Washington DC 2020
Animals have an instinctual flow with the balance of their ecosystem, i.e. nature.They have as much intelligence bound in this instinctual knowledge to fill a book. Each of these animal habitats has a book structure that suggests this innate encyclopedia of knowledge of nature that guides their place in it. The books contain suggestions of migratory maps, daily paths, flora and other fauna. Each animal tableau has a presence of intelligence and dignity in each way of life. All of these animals are impacted by human lack of deference to the balance of nature and indeed our entire planet. In contrast these animal tableaus bind artifacts of human origin with the animals’ natural worlds, reminding us of our ancient roots of positive and fruitful acknowledgement of animal power and coexistence.