Archival Pigment Print
32 x 44 inches
Imaging Biodiversity: The Moths of Mexico Series
BIO: Joseph Scheer is a Professor of Print Media and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. His current works, which span print media, video and web based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His most recent work has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, the National Museum of China, Beijing, and The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois. He has published two books about his work: Night Visions, the Secret Designs of Moths and Night Flyers. His work has been written about in over 120 books and periodicals including: National Geographic, five articles in The New York Times, ArtNews, ArtForum, Science, Nature, American Photo. He was recently Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Scholar in Sonora Mexico. www.josephscheer.us
STATEMENT: I have called the body of work that I have done over the past decade “Imaging Biodiversity” and it is about seeing the things that live on our planet in a particular intense way. Recently I spent fourteen months in Sonora Mexico as a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Scholar. Having the ability to work in different cultures and geographies with new plants and animals has developed profound changes in my understanding of the world around us. Learning different ways of seeing and understanding things from their perspective has been a great benefit to me as well and has broadened the entire experience that for always will be an inseparable part of my being.