As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am working on a new taxidermy and sculpture series. This is a follow on from the work I have been doing for “Interviews with Escapists” and exploring the ideas around escapism and the relationship between nature, consumerism and consumption. I found that there were common themes showing when interviewing people for my show in July. Certain escapist options are socially accepted, such as consumerism, others are not, such as recreational drug use which could come under consumption. I will go in to more detail about this topic later as plans develop.
Below are a couple of photos of two of the pieces as “works in progress”. I thought it would be interesting to share my process and to give an insight into my thinking. Each rabbit half is going to have other objects (representing consumerism and consumption) coming out of the body. It might be a little hard to imagine right now what it is going to look like, but I’ll keep you posted with images of my progress.