Sometimes, I’ll have work bookmarked or a draft made for months before I decide to post it here.  There’s something I appreciate about opening a draft post again after not looking at it for a while and seeing it with fresh eyes, noticing new things or feeling differently about the work than I did when I first took note of it.  I always like seeing animal photography that explores science as a component, particularly the aesthetic of animal specimens.  I’ve chosen to show a few images from Juan Carlos Lopez Morales’s Memento Mori, in which the artists seeks “to raise questions on the concepts of death, science, and photography,” and a few from his Tinta (eng. Ink), which instantly brought to my mind images of animals affected by oil spills I’ve found myself looking at a lot lately.  I really love that rabbit.

From the artist’s statement on Tinta (Ink): Writing keeps us from forgetting experiences, ideas and feelings, as well as everything that human beings consider worth preserving.  Ink and paper are a more durable representation of spoken language, which is evanescent.  [The] pictures refer to aspects of the act of writing.  We use ink to write words like “fish,” “spoon” or “ice” on a blank sheet of paper; in these photographs, I used the same materials, but replaced the words with the objects they describe.  The black stains are just about dry and the objects melt, decay, or consume themselves.  The intervention of ink and paper is, like writing, an attempt at mitigating the ephemeral quality of the objects depicted.  (Translation by Richard Moszka)


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