It was when I first drew a life-size skeleton that I became mesmerized by bones--and also seriously curious about what I had always been taught about the "higher" nature of humans over animals. Since then, I have been an artist, and through my art-making, a lover of science. I am completely amazed and grateful for the work Darwin carried out and for those who found his work believable, obvious even (after he helped us see it). These photographs are of a paddlefish skeleton I found washed ashore on the banks of the Mississippi River this past summer. I am a bone collector, a bone drawer, and a bone photographer. Thanks for allowing me to participate in the celebration of Charles Darwin. Happy 200th Birthday!