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Price: $900.00

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8 X 12 X 3.5 inches (height X width X depth)

Torpumäki is a contemporary, endearingly scratchy animal-inspired mixed media sculpture composed of lathe-turned wood and manipulated aluminum screening. Materials: sycamore, cherry, aluminum mesh, acrylic paint.

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I started making this series of work after fixating on a sentence in NoViolet Bulawayo's novel We Need New Names, where a child is describing a dying man: "So thin, like he eats pins and wire."  During an art workshop on using wire mesh, I came up with this technique of unravelling long strips of screen mesh and wrapping and sewing them into horn shapes that, to me, appear to be made of pins and wires.

This larger series of work, Contemporary Taxidermy, comes out of my love for natural history museums, and all the amazing animal relics they contain. I love the horns, the feathers, the scales, the bones, but I never forget that these all used to be living animals.  I wanted to find a way to honor the amazing creatures of the earth in a non-destructive way.

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