Bear Kirkpatrick – ‘The Old Ones’

Bear Kirkpatrick‘s project “The Old Ones” – in searching of the historical codes in our DNA.

Bear Kirkpatrick - The Old Ones

Bear Kirkpatrick – The Old Ones


“I believe we carry with us into this life more than simply the codes for the present iteration of our limbs and eye color and liver size. If we carry inherited physical and behavioral traits, wouldn’t we also carry inherited traits of consciousness? We are all a learned thing – an ever-gathering and ever-adjusting animal – nothing is lost. It is those traits that I use my camera to find. They are the ghosts of presence and memory, the vestigial elements we carry within and about us as invisibly as spirits.”

To learn more about the artist and his other projects watch his talk at 555 Gallery.