Seen: Folklore and Evidence in the Landscape
I am continually interested in the way meaning is construed through storytelling, folklore, and in this case, cryptozoology; the ways which our perception of place affect our experiences of them. Prompted by research conducted by the North American Wood Ape Conservancy (NAWAC) and the Texas Bigfoot Research Center, this project utilizes an archive of incident reports to locate and photograph the sites where the Bigfoot has been seen in East Texas, Western Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Akin to photography, mythologies and fables rely on a specific point of view to deliver narrative. This project explores the research undertaken by this organization, and in parallel reflects the inability of a photograph to represent truth.