Typology of Sixty Walnut Shells, Pinhole lens on DSLR, pigment prints, 5 x 5 inches
In 2013, I was an artist-in-residence at the Tsarino Foundation, a program held in the deserted village of Tsarino, Bulgaria. Walking around the village, I began to collect the copious amounts of walnut shells scattered on the land. Walnut trees were a source of property value and income for Tsarino's previous residents, but having no one to harvest them, they are subject to the local creatures. Each shell acts as a finger print: preserving impressions created from the animals that feed on the fruit, in turn, creating their own, unique physical identities.