Jill Skupin Burkholder, Hidden Worlds

Exhibition Dates: June 18 – July 11, 2021 

Scientists speak of parallel universes that exist in other dimensions but those who observe Nature see a closer, more accessible secret world. A motion-sensitive trail camera set up in the field records these secret worlds and instantly transmits these captured moments to an iPhone. These “photo texts” from the animals are triggered by chance, creating random, intimate compositions, uniting the world of the seen with the unseen. We become joined for an instant through the mystical window of technology.

Each surveillance-style snapshot is hand-worked and interpreted to evoke the form of an apparition. With these shared moments, viewers connect with the Earth, promoting awareness and a greater sense of responsibility to the environment.