For the past few months I have been doing a lot of thinking about how the pursuit of science and knowledge has a tendency to make specimens out of subjects. I think it must be human nature to desire to own perfectly packaged little parcels of nature; neatly sealed up, clean, clinical and perfect. Like a butterfly on a collectors wall.
Recently I have been working on a series of ten small drawings (approx.. 1.5″ x 2″) of Southern Resident Killer Whale specimens.
Here is a sneak peak: