In assembling her many and various Collections, Caryl Burtner employs methods comparable to the daily activity of a (very busy) FBI branch office. Information is gathered, sifted, collated; results are documented and filed, and connections are made. There are no days off. The devotion to duty here suggests a higher calling, as to public service, or even the monastic life.
Yet for all the implied seriousness and high purpose, the work is guided with a playful spirit (it’s OK to laugh); on one level it all seems to spoof the scientific method itself.
The links on this page will take you to these collections – some open and shut cases, and some subjects for further investigation. All part of a much larger tapestry. Have fun!