The Schism
Project info

In the old days, at least in myth and legend, humans and animals communicated with each other freely and with equality, and could form strong spiritual bonds. Over time these understandings broke down. Nowadays, except in children's stories, animals have become food technology or vermin or pets or spectacle. But deep hidden longings for our former place in the natural order of things remain. We surround ourselves with animal representations and reminders, or keep pets, or set aside nature reserves, even as we entrench the schism that separates us.

This series of ten images, drawn from the larger project Disregarded, surveys this alienation, concentrating on its everyday manifestations. Where will our alienation lead?