Poaching 'pyre
Poaching 'pyre

Text taken from “Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of Africa” by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, one of the first big game hunters to chronicle his practices. These tusks become grotesque decor through poaching and hunting, The hunting and bullets consume and overwhelm the tusks.

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Poaching Pyre
Poaching Pyre

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Poaching Pyre
Poaching Pyre

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Skinned and Stretched
Skinned and Stretched

When an animal is hunted for a specific element of its body, that element cannot be disassociated from the creature as a whole. The skin of the leopard is inherent to its body and essence. By keeping the two visually together, the viewer is reminded of their connection.

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Skinned and Stretched
Skinned and Stretched

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Reduced
Reduced

What does humankind value most from an elephant? How does the idea of a "trophy" decorate the homes of poachers?

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Reduced
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Reduced
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Warped Wallpaper
Warped Wallpaper

When taxidermy is placed on one's wall as decor, it becomes visual second nature, fading into our space like a wallpaper pattern

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Warped Wallpaper
Warped Wallpaper

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Warped Wallpaper
Warped Wallpaper

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Ostrich Trophy
Ostrich Trophy

The feathers and skin of an ostrich are valued most by humanity, as opposed to their natural beauty, elegance, and integral presence among the Serengeti ecosystem

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Ostrich Trophy
Ostrich Trophy

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Ostrich Trophy
Ostrich Trophy

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Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy

The horns of an impala are valued by hunters, yet are so ingrained in their skeleton that to remove them is to permanently harm the animal

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Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
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Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
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Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
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Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
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Gorilla Trophy
Gorilla Trophy

Many cultures believe the gorilla's hand contains medicinal properties. This fallacy results in the hunting and killing of thousands of gorillas a year

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