Britannie Bond

Astoria, NY

Artist Statement: “O, I got a zoo, I got a menagerie, inside my ribs, under my bony head, under my red-valve heart—and I got something else: it is a man-child heart, a woman-child heart: it is a father and mother and lover: it came from God-Knows-Where: it is going to God-Knows-Where—For I am the keeper of the zoo: I say yes and no: I sing and kill and work: I am a pal of the world: I came from the wilderness.”— Wilderness by Carl Sandburg
Bio: Britannie Bond is New York City transplant by way of Las Vegas, Indiana and San Francisco. Since moving to New York four years ago, photography has been her way of transcribing the magnitude of the city into smaller nuanced moments that focus more on the transcendence and spontaneity of her new surroundings. The Wilderness Project translates these themes into an animal vocabulary exploring the dense and tangled wilderness of the city and its feral inhabitants.