The Specimens project has always been about making the unseen or the difficult to see visible. The transformation of natural forms, especially at the beginning and end of life is also a theme. Seed pods and egg casings hold nascent plants and animals. Wildflowers dry and leave skeletal structures. Finally the project is a kind of eulogy for latent image analog photography where negatives and positives were the key to reproduction. 


Glacier Eggs refer to rocks made round by pounding surf or other constant acts of erosion. These specimens  probably arrived in Rhode island from what is now New Hampshire during the last Ice Age. 

Cantaloupe - Cucumis melo - from a farm stand in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Dried leaves identity TBD. Specimens is a work-in-progress.