Portfolio > Carcass 2010-2013

bird skull bluebird ants macro beak feathers death dead
dye infused metal
16in x 20in
2010
$195
dear dead jaw blood bones fur
dye infused metal
16in x 20in
2013
$195
dead finch macro death bird
Metal Print, dye infused aluminum
16in x 20in
2012
$195
dead armadillo roadkill death blue sky road
Metal Print, dye infused aluminum
16in x 20in
2012
$195
bird heron dead death beak feathers
Metal Print, dye infused aluminum
16in x 20in
2012
$195
turtle maggots dead death
photMetal Print, dye infused aluminum
16in x 20in
2012
$195
possum dead death roadkill
Metal Print, dye infused aluminum
16in x 20in
2012
$195
dead raccoon death teeth nose green
Metal Print, dye infused aluminum
16in x 20in
2012
$195
squirrel dead roadkill
dye infused metal
16in x 20in
2013
$195
frog dead spine skin
dye infused metal
16in x 20in
2013
$195

Demeter is the mother goddess of manic depressive illness or bipolar disorder, representing the cyclical nature of life and death, of summer and winter, but always of hope that there will be a return to life.
In Buddhism, the cyclical nature of death and rebirth, death does not bring an end to suffering. It also says nothing is permanent. No form endures forever.
Examining dead creatures through the camera allows for a slight shift in reality. Arriving moments after some have passed, and others days after their fatal impact. The act of photographing them is gruesome and healing. Memorialized in a slick dye infused aluminum sheet. In nature the corpse becomes food for other creatures and new life thrives and the cycle begins again.