CADS

The CADS Series, acronym for (Clearing and Double Staining), was extracted from the collection at The California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center in San Francisco. The specimens are “ready-mades” held within the Academy’s temporary location on 875 Howard Street. The…

The CADS Series, acronym for (Clearing and Double Staining), was extracted from the collection at The California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center in San Francisco. The specimens are “ready-mades” held within the Academy’s temporary location on 875 Howard Street. The specimens are used for educational purposes yet preserved with an artistic hand, exemplified in the intense red and blue chemical stains used in the process. My interest lies in this juxtaposition, the visceral and the clinical qualities that these works embody, curiosity, beauty and disgust.