Digital photograph, crackers, artist’s studio, Ucross, Wyoming, 2010

During an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation, I tried to tempt a studio mouse onto a photographic surrogate of my hand to see if I could experience its touch in proxy.
Day 1 - crackers

Day 2 - cookie

Day 3 - butter

Day 4 - carrot

Day 5 - cheese

Day 6 - fruit, tomato

Day 7 - nuts

Day 8 - peanut butter

Day 9 - crackers, cookie, butter, carrot, cheese, fruit, nuts, peanut butter

The mouse, observing where my attention was focused, never touched my "hand" while I was looking.