Mysteries of the Hogback presents research and collection done by the artist while playing the naturalist on a prairie near Steuben, WI while an artist in residence at ACRE. The project utilizes the visual language of a natural history museum with the goal of exploring the possibilities and difficulties of portraying a place’s botanical, biological, geological and historical realities using this form of display. How can one delve deeper to describe not just the physical characteristics of a place, but also its change, both natural and manmade, in order to acknowledge its present state?

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