collage--newspaper, paint, polyurethane
(see Artist's Statement below)
At one time, when most people survived by
hunting and farming, it made sense to use the skins of animals
for clothing, but today, when we have access to so many other
natural and synthetic materials, the killing of animals for
coats and hats is primarily a matter of vanity. I do not understand
how one can wear a mink or sable coat without some sense of
the unnecessary death that is wrapped around her or him.
To create Reconstructed Fox I began by clipping
out newspaper images of people in fur coats. I sorted those
images into piles according to shading, then painted a background
and placed the clippings to create the image of a fox using
dark images to create shadows and light images to create highlights.
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