Artist Statement Submitted 2020J.W. Fike's Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent; Plates in Which the Edible Parts of the Specimen have been Illustrated in Color.
A continent spanning collection of photographic images that can help viewers identify and harvest edible plants in their communities. Beyond this functionality, the images utilize an aesthetic that opens up an integrated space for contemplating our symbiotic relation to the natural world. In total, the images can help form bonds to local ecosystems, engender a sense of connection and wonder while providing free food.