KATHERINE WOLKOFF : Deer Beds

When deer sleep, they like to get comfortable.

Deer typically find cozy spots in wild meadows to settle in for the night, using their weight to nest deep into the grass where they will be hidden from predators. The deer never use the same bed twice, but leave their indentations behind for several days. Photographer Katherine Wolkoff is moved by the nomadic yet quieting quality of the deer beds. Their nature is transient yet somewhat lasting, leaving behind an imprint of memory. These photographs were taken by Wolkoff on Block Island, Rhode Island where Wolkoff traced deer trails in search of their nightly nesting points. The prints are made almost life size at 40 X 50 inches.

Wolkhoff holds a MFA of photography from the Yale School of Art. She is now represented by the Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her work exists in collections across the country and she has exhibited at Danziger Projects, Women in Photography, and at the New York Photo Festival, among others.

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