more similar than not
after six years of doing STILL, i have an pretty extensive collection of found animal bones. if i wasn’t doing STILL, i would probably never have started picking them up to take home and photograph, and would have never realized just how common it is to happen upon bones in nature. i have found entire frog skeletons, bird skeletons, and even an entire deer. i have found trumpeter swan bones, great blue heron bones, and egret bones. i have found raccoon skeletons, and a sun bleached fox or coyote skeleton along the edge of of the great salt lake in utah. i have found beaver skulls, snapping turtle skulls, and dozens of small mammal skulls. what strikes me most about this collection of calcified animal scaffolding is just how similar we all are. the scale may change, but the designs are surprising similar. we may think we are unique. but we are more alike than not.
vertebrae: pilot whale, deer, coyote?, raccoon?, pike