Amy Stein

July 2, 2009 - August 2, 2009

Image © Amy Stein

Image © Amy Stein

Image © Amy Stein

Image © Amy Stein

Image © Amy Stein

Image © Amy Stein

Image © Amy Stein

Amy Stein

Amy Stein’s Domesticated is a series of photographs based on real stories from local newspapers and oral histories of intentional and random interactions between humans and animals.

Stein states: “Domesticated explores our paradoxical relationship with the “wild.” We at once seek connection with the mystery and freedom of the natural world, yet we continuously tame the wild around us and compulsively control the wild within our own nature. Within my work primal issues of comfort and fear, dependence and determination, submission and dominance play out in images of direct and hidden confrontations between humans and animals.”