Giraffe Study
Giraffe Study

Sculpey, wire, acrylica

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Giraffe Study (Detail)
Giraffe Study (Detail)

Acrylic, joint compound

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Giraffe Study (Detail)
Giraffe Study (Detail)

Acrylic, joint compound

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Giraffe Study (Detail)
Giraffe Study (Detail)

Acrylic, joint compound

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Future Fossil
Future Fossil

Natural history museum display from a future where elephants are extinct. The "fossils" are the silhouettes of the countries that import the most ivory Steel, screen mesh, plaster, spray paint, clay

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Future Fossils (Detail)
Future Fossils (Detail)
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Future Fossils (Detail)
Future Fossils (Detail)
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Regression
Regression

Walking into a future without elephants Foam, spray paint, resin, joint compound

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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
Reduced
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Reduced
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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