Liz Parkinson

I am interested in how we construct identity and order memory through choices in the things we gather around us. I study the collection, categorization and display of representations of the natural world as well as the language used to describe them: botanical, familiar, alien, native, naturalized, domestic, wild, lost, found, paradise, field... I am interested in how a history, a science and many other narratives may be created based on the choices, organization and context of the collection. I work primarily on paper and with collected objects and printed ephemera in related but distinct projects. This website presents an archive of my collection projects.

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