Overview participating exhibitions

ExtraOrdinary
2013

ExtraOrdinary

Jimmy Fike

J.W. Fike's Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent

There are plants growing all around us – in gardens, alleys, on dikes and on wasteland – which are edible, in part or as a whole. That knowledge is crucial in striving to attain a more sustainable lifestyle, but most people are entirely unaware of it. Therefore Jimmy Fike digs up plants all across  North America and photographs them in his studio. In digital manipulation, he colours in the edible parts, and depicts the remainder of the plant as a photogram, the process by which an object is reproduced on photo-sensitive material without the intervention of a camera. With his photos Fike hopes to both inform people, and convey the insight that it is really not so difficult to get more in touch with nature.

Jimmy Fike (United States, 1970) studied art and photography at the University of Alabama and Auburn University, and Cranbrook Academy of Art, all in the United States. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions in North America.

Biography

Jimmy Fike (United States, 1970) studied art and photography at the University of Alabama and Auburn University, and Cranbrook Academy of Art, all in the United States. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions in North America.