Big Game 2012

Endangered extinct animals confined shrinking dark spaces confront us from the frames. These portraits  of living threatened species are of individuals in the population who have been named by humans.

Mega fauna leaving the planet are preserved in medium only, where they can live forever. As they leave us we shift  our perception from species to mythological creature. We see a dodo as more a part of Alice in Wonderland, than an actual bird in an ecosystem.

These portraits exist as one part sympathetic magic for my part, grasping at straws, bargaining  with the fates staring into my golums while I stage whisper “The planet is dying” and I hope they understand what I really mean.

Animal Collaborations

When my exhibition Big Game hosted a petting zoo for a small amount of time at Solo(s) Project House. They activated the space alongside humans and looked at art, though largely impassively. Their absence then created an emptiness while looking into the works.

First/Last Rhino, After Durer
2012
Oil on canvas, aqua-resin, spray paint, composite wood.

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Mr Baby 
2012
Oil on canvas, wood composite, spray paint

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Monarch The Last Grisly Bear
2012
Oil on canvas gold aluminum gilding and spray paint

artworks (2)

Botticelli Bear
2012
oil on canvas

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Quagga or The Cavelier King Charles Spaniel
2012
Oil on Canvas composite wood and spray paint.

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Animal Collaborations
When my exhibition Big Game hosted a petting zoo for a small amount of time at Solo(s) Project House. They activated the space alongside humans and looked at art, though largely impassively. Their absence then created an emptiness while looking into the works.

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Baby Animals Aren’t They Adorable?
2012
Oil on canvas

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