deerstains (2010)

The photos that provide the basis for 'deerstains' are culled from a google search for the word "deer". The animals are then removed from the downloaded images using the healing tool in Photoshop, which is designed to remove blemishes from human skin. In some cases. the process leaves a kind of deer-shaped stain. In others, the deer leave no trace, only an empty and often unremarkble landscape. Images are titled after their source file. The project name is a play on 'tear stains', wryly suggesting both the destruction wrought by deer overpopulation, a result of sprawling development, and a deeper lament for how technology affects our relationship with nature. The tumblr page is updated occasionally and the project is ongoing.

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The photos that provide the basis for 'deerstains' are culled from a google search for the word "deer". The animals are then removed from the downloaded images using the healing tool in Photoshop, which is designed to remove blemishes from human skin. In some cases. the process leaves a kind of deer-shaped stain. In others, the deer leave no trace, only an empty and often unremarkble landscape. Images are titled after their source file. The project name is a play on 'tear stains', wryly suggesting both the destruction wrought by deer overpopulation, a result of sprawling development, and a deeper lament for how technology affects our relationship with nature. The tumblr page is updated occasionally and the project is ongoing.

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