Kevin Barrett Weil

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April 15, 2014 at 12:19am
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March 31, 2014 at 2:27am
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Reblogged from wandering-bears
wandering-bears:

Kevin Barrett Weil

wandering-bears:

Kevin Barrett Weil

March 20, 2014 at 8:13pm
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March 9, 2014 at 4:40pm
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BUFFALO

BUFFALO

March 2, 2014 at 11:31pm
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Kevin Barrett Weil

Kevin Barrett Weil

February 24, 2014 at 7:43pm
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Kevin Barrett Weil

Kevin Barrett Weil

February 3, 2014 at 4:58pm
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Foam block placed between automatic door
Oil pastel on paper
Kevin Barrett Weil

Foam block placed between automatic door

Oil pastel on paper

Kevin Barrett Weil

12:21am
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January 29, 2014 at 12:16am
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Kevin Barrett Weil

Kevin Barrett Weil

January 20, 2014 at 1:55am
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Reblogged from thejogging
the-wild-pendulum:

thejogging:

Netflix Red Bird Caught in Neutral Net, 2013
Digital manipulation
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"Ornithologists now normally use mist nets instead of shotguns for data that cannot be obtained with the help of binoculars, microphones, or telephoto lenses. These nearly invisible nets are set up like fences and function as huge spider webs, catching unsuspecting birds. The researcher then carefully extracts the bird from the net. Data are gathered from each bird, which differ depending on the questions that the scientists are asking.  Birds are normally measured, aged, sexed, and banded with an individually numbered anklet. Sometimes they’re fitted with radio transmitters or have blood drawn.  Then the bird is released, back into the wild. John James Audubon’s Monograph, Birds of America, and Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America were the first pieces of artwork I loved. I spent days studying and trying to emulate Peterson and Audubon as a bird-watching teenager. With these artists still on my mind, I set about on this project. I have chosen to photograph birds while they are caught in mist nets. Here, I find that the birds inhabit a fascinating space between our framework of the wild and unknown versus the measured and named. During this moment the captured creature can seem embarrassed or fearful or angry. It is a fragile moment before they disappear back into the woods, and into data.”
Todd R. Forsgren

the-wild-pendulum:

thejogging:

Netflix Red Bird Caught in Neutral Net, 2013

Digital manipulation

"Ornithologists now normally use mist nets instead of shotguns for data that cannot be obtained with the help of binoculars, microphones, or telephoto lenses. These nearly invisible nets are set up like fences and function as huge spider webs, catching unsuspecting birds. The researcher then carefully extracts the bird from the net. Data are gathered from each bird, which differ depending on the questions that the scientists are asking.  Birds are normally measured, aged, sexed, and banded with an individually numbered anklet. Sometimes they’re fitted with radio transmitters or have blood drawn.  Then the bird is released, back into the wild.

John James Audubon’s Monograph, Birds of America, and Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America were the first pieces of artwork I loved. I spent days studying and trying to emulate Peterson and Audubon as a bird-watching teenager. With these artists still on my mind, I set about on this project. I have chosen to photograph birds while they are caught in mist nets. Here, I find that the birds inhabit a fascinating space between our framework of the wild and unknown versus the measured and named. During this moment the captured creature can seem embarrassed or fearful or angry. It is a fragile moment before they disappear back into the woods, and into data.”

Todd R. Forsgren

(via geneticals)

January 2, 2014 at 8:30pm
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In Snow Fall (detail)
Kevin Barrett Weil

In Snow Fall (detail)

Kevin Barrett Weil

December 18, 2013 at 2:51pm
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In Vortex,
Bonded aluminum drinking vessels, water
Kevin Barrett Weil

In Vortex,

Bonded aluminum drinking vessels, water

Kevin Barrett Weil

December 11, 2013 at 11:48pm
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Wing, Buffalo, N.Y.

Wing, Buffalo, N.Y.