by David R. Harper

In his own words: I often use the natural history museum as a reference point because it grapples with ideas that I find myself struggling with. Control of the uncontrollable, indexing your surroundings, imperfectly re-creating what was once un-touched. These eccentric fusions of nature and culture are the uneasy disguises of pathos and pride that allow us to recognize and even celebrate an “other’s” mortality while deferring our own. In my work, I am attempting to re-create moments in order to be reminded of them, knowing that the replication is the ritual.

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