114x59 in., Acrylic on un-stretched canvas. Available. Email for information.
36x80 in., Acrylic on three panels, Triptych. Available. Email for information. To see this work installed, click image, then go to link.
30x90 in., Acrylic on three panels, Triptych. Available. Email for information.
Heads embody a rich symbolism with numerous historical and cultural associations—as funerary emblems, symbols of the microcosm, trophies, embodiments of the seat of power, or representations of the spirit or intelligence of an entity or being. In this body of work, I use the heads of animals as focal points in addressing ideas of value and loss in contemporary society.
The works explore contemporary ideas relating to the excesses of unrestrained capitalism, the environmental and social costs of luxury goods, the depletion of natural resources, the exploitation of animals, and the illegal trade of endangered wildlife and antiquities for the acquisition of money and power. The items rendered are symbols of extravagant wealth, exploitation, power, and mortality.