As scientists have classified nature, I have classified 146 hand-crocheted doilies according to their patterns. My invented classification is loosely based on the scientific principles of taxonomy, a hierarchical way of ordering plants and animals beginning with kingdom and ending at species. In taxonomy all species have a binomial (two part) name in Latin which I have also created for each doily.
I have documented the classified doilies with the cyanotype process originally used by British botanist Anna Atkins to illustrate botanical specimens in the 1840’s. The cyanotypes are mounted on the wall in their family groups. These prints evoke jelly fish, flowers, diatoms, spider webs, and other natural phenomena.