What does it mean to know a place?
I lived in Austin Texas for over 10 years. First I came to know the roads and the stores that provided my sustenance. Then the people. Then the places and events where I fit. And finally, my knowing deepened to embrace the geology and ecology around me.
That bird is a common grackle, this seed is a Texas Mountain Laurel, that strata is the fossil-bearing Glen Rose Limestone…
This collection of work celebrates the natural, and not-so-natural, wonders of central Texas and surroundings, with the pinnacle of the collection being the essential Austin TX assemblage of key and iconic items of the locale. The key assemblage pairs some of the most common natural items with landmarks, and identifies all by scientific name.