Spaces focuses on the definitive traits of 10 animals
Throughout history we have lived close to animals and have been reliant on them in so many ways. In this densely populated metropolis, our way of life does not include meaningful contact with any undomesticated animals larger than squirrels. But the animal kingdom remains a foundation of our mythology, personality and understanding of our space in the world.
When I was growing up people would actually refer to animals as if the were people. “Well that old rooster is just waking up trying to see what kind of trouble he can get in. He just walked right down the street aggravating everybody on his way to them hens.”
I have often considered that, like people, any individual animal can be very different from others of the same species. And though there are obvious group defining characteristics, there is also an easily observable an astounding variety of personalities. Spaces focuses on the definitive traits of 10 animals and on the infinite individual variations in each group. It also surfs the spiritual, emotional and physical space that they create and inhabit.