The Herd

This is an ongoing series that has gone through many different iterations since I first began in 2011. I was inspired by the power of cyanotype coated fabric to mimic all the textures of fur and the details of eyes and ears of various hoofed herbivores. I began to create sculptures that subverted the traditional poses of taxidermy deer, by allowing them to bound through wall and Plexiglas. As with the rest of my sculptures, these beasts were constructed from cardboard, newspaper and masking tape. Some are held together with a screw and keyhole, while others are magnetic. Each one is a unique fusion of gazelle, impala, mule deer, goat, or springbok. Their skins are a hand-sewn patchwork of cyanotype photographs printed from digital negatives.