Selected for both the Center’s “New Visions” and “Art in Nature” exhibitions, Josh Jalbert uses representations of the natural world to present new ways in which to view our environment. His taxonomical style of photographic display combines disciplines of both art and science. His image 25 Days on the Oregon Coast is featured in “New Visions” and his image Bug Eaten Holes in Leaves was shown in the “Art in Nature” exhibition.
Bug Eaten Holes in Leaves is a group of photograms that depict the empty space left in leaves that have been eaten away by bugs. I marveled at the quality of the spaces drawn by the bugs, which appear often times as letters, and recognizable shapes such as apples and shoes. Whether completely unconscious to nature or not, it seemed to me here that something was being communicated and that with some investigation on my part, perhaps a perceivable pattern might emerge. I have organized the images like specimens on white, arranged together to form a kind of alphabet code.
More of Josh’s work can be found at http://joshjalbert.com