What if the animals and organisms that live around us left their mark on the objects we leave behind? What if the remnants of our industrial society contained the biographies of the birds and mammals that lived and died in those places?
These artifacts were found in the destroyed cotton mill in Bynum, NC. The remaining buildings of the mill have since been removed to clear space for a state park, but what communities of organisms were destroyed in the process?
The separation of human and natural is an illusion. As we build our homes and businesses we make habitat for certain species, when we destroy them, we create habitat for certain others. These pieces reflect on the hidden lives and untold stories witnessed only by the artifacts themselves.