Projects > Be in the Wildlife: Process

Be in the Wildlife is a series of photo-based works made from 2019-2021 inspired by my artist residency in Joshua Tree National Park. I gained a variety of perspectives on JTNP during conversations and interviews with area elementary school students, park employees, and local residents. These insights as well as my own recollection of the park connects to photography’s tangled relationship to space, memory, and time.

Joshua trees are an essential part of the ecosystem in the park and in this series. As of September 2020 Joshua trees (yucca brevifolia) are temporarily protected through the California Endangered Species Act. This makes them the first plant protected in the state due to threats posed by climate change.

Coalesce
Toned silver gelatin and lumen prints
Aprox. 10" by 16”
2020
Some Kind of Nature Room
Toned silver gelatin print
16 by 20"
2020
Transition
Toned lumen prints
Various
2020
Not To Be Forgotten
Toned silver gelatin prints
Aprox. 16 by 20”
2020
2020
Continuum
Toned lumen prints
Variable
2020
Unite
Bleached silver gelatin print
16 by 20"
2020
Echo
2021
Echo
2021
Echo
2021
Echo (test)
Toned silver gelatin print
8 by 10"
2020