I'm pleased to announce the publication of Death of a Foster Son, an investigation into the eerie correspondences between polar bears and their human counterparts. The essay, first published in Zoomorphic magazine last year, is now available as a limited edition pamphlet, hand-sewn and numbered. The design - in which close readers will notice clues to the narrative - is by Roni Gross.
Death of a Foster Son explores the uncanny point at which the lives of bears and humans meet. The text merges two Arctic stories: a contemporary encounter with a polar bear in Upernavik, Greenland, and a traditional Inuit folk tale 'The old woman who had a polar bear for a foster son'. The illustrations, cyanotype collages created during a residency at Ilulissat Kunstmuseum in Greenland, are based on traditional catch-share diagrams and clothing patterns.
More information and available to order here.
Photographs: Peter Abrahams / Lucid Plane