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.

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.

Skinned and Stretched
Skinned and Stretched

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

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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

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

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

Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
Impala Trophy
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