"At Rest is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. My images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, the dominant religion in America insists that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society. —Emma Kisiel”
I have always been interested in human anatomy because it is an attempt to figure out what is beneath the surface of the skin: I am interested in probing beyond surface experience.
I am looking at scientific representation and how it is imposed upon the body. We demand some sense of order in the world. And we are always defeated. This is the human condition. Scientific/technological progress particularly since the late 19th century has reinforced the schism between the concrete and the intangible, privileging physical absolutes and human authority over spiritual considerations. [ftp]