“Chimpanzee 282” is part of Andrew Zuckerman’s “Creature 1:1” series, in which all works were created at the actual size of the animal photographed. Conceived with the intention of drawing out the essential qualities of its subjects, “Creature 1:1” is aesthetically rooted in the illustrative indexing of the 19th century.
The images establish themselves as a kind of two-dimensional taxidermy where subjects are situated in a pure white expanse, eradicating the boundaries between viewer and animal. The series is part of Zuckerman’s extensive body of work on the natural world, which encompasses over 500 species of birds, animals, and plant life.
Medium: Archival pigment print, maple, optium plexi
Dimensions: 62 3/16h x 74 w x 2 9/16d in