Specimens

From the beginning of this artistic practice, I have expanded on the slogan, “Take only photographs and leave only footprints”. Whenever possible I remove the “specimen” that I just photographed from the environment. Exhibiting the recovered object in specimen boxes or simply alongside its corresponding print adds another layer of connection between us and our realtionship with the environment.

Specimens
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Made in China rubber ball in toxic stream entering the Mississippi River # 133
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Exhibition Installation
Made in China rubber ball in toxic stream entering the Mississippi River # 133

Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Plastic video box on shoreline of the Mississippi River # 161
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Plastic vodka bottle floating with fossil fuel remains #134

Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Pesticide sprayer found corroding in Minnesota River floodplain # 122
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Polymer liner of corroding diesel oil barrel in Minnesota River floodplain # 113

Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Detonator wire and jug I collected that was washed up on the Mississippi River shore # 120
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Exhibtion Installation
Detonator wire and jug I collected that was washed up on the Mississippi River shore # 120

Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Father Hennepin Park Earth Day “clean up” of toxic stream #146
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Mississippi River Bound # 184

Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Industrial grass seeding cover on Monster energy drink can # 153
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Mississippi River Bound # 180

Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Pump handle from decaying gas station in South St. Paul, MN # 151
Peter L. Johnson Specimens Limited Edition Inkjet Print
Junk yard on bank of Mississippi River # 160

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