Here are a few pieces I’ve been working on for a show in Brooklyn opening this week.
This is the bear paw I was administering a manicure to recently. While making the pice in my mind I was thinking about bears leaving the woods and coming into suburban areas in search of food. I imagined the bears deciding they like suburban life and getting mani/pedis alongside the soccer moms. Do soccer moms still exist? Is that even a relevant term?
I went to the Wagner Institute recently for a lecture on taxidermy. While there, I took in the massive shell collection. The notion of combining mammals with shells struck me nad this is the first in a series.
Here is a bufflehead duck; her neck is stretched as an experiment. I found it extra tricky to get the feathers to lay correctly while stretching the dermis in this fashion but the finished product came out OK.
Finished pieces to be posted shortly.