Elkology is a project of Elkpen, a Los Angeles artist.
elk-ol-o-gy: n. 1. the branch of visual thinking dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment.
I use public space to frame images that talk about the state of nature of urban places. By placing a sign in a public space as a subject for photography I am hoping to bring an immediacy and context to the topics I am talking about. I think it also points to what we expect to see in our environment, what we overlook, and what we take for granted.
You can follow the project on Instagram at Elkpen.
You can see Elkpen's drawings, illustration and mural projects at www.elkpen.com