Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pheasant Hunt

In 2011, I received a Canada Council ACDI grant to pursue independent production.  This project involved creating a pack of 5 taxidermied coyotes with accompanying miniature natural history-esque dioramas of humans embedded on their bodies and bases.  These works address the intersection of wild animals with populated urban, suburban, and rural settings.  Coyotes are considered to be the most effective non-domesticated mid-to-large sized animals in terms of expanding their range and population in response to human encroachment.  Thus, they are perfect for addressing that moment when animals transform from being awe inspiring and grand to being seen as pests and even threats.  This body of work will be show in an exhibition titled Coyote at Casa in Lethbridge from November 8 through December 24, 2014.

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