If you’ve ever driven across Kansas on I-70, you’ve seen the signs for Prairie Dog Town. We still notice the old red and yellow signs advertising bizarre animals every time we make the drive to Colorado, but we’ve only actually gone once, in August of 2011 when we were driving home to Denver from New York in the car my aunt had given me. It’s definitely an interesting place. Whenever I read about it online, it’s all positive, even though the animals look to be living in conditions that are questionable at best. I imagine visiting Prairie Dog Town gives people a feeling similar to the one many have at zoos: the excitement of getting to see animals so close, but apprehension about them living in small, concrete enclosures, under the hot sun (although the owner’s attitude is that “many are abandoned and rescued creatures, or unloved freaks who find companionship and a meal…”). But maybe along the Interstate in central Kansas, people don’t really care about that.
Every time I revamp my portfolio website and remove old or irrelevant projects, I feel sort of bummed thinking they’re not represented anywhere online anymore. Sometimes I feel like I’ve completely moved on from a way of working before I’ve even had a chance to spend time editing the pictures. I think I’ll post those pictures from the past here on Antlered so I can look back at them somewhere (other than my old LiveJournal, ha).