No. 7 | 04/2014


  • Skull/Bones
    Von der Decken's Hornbill skull
    North American Porcupine quills
    Yak bone bead
  • Feathers
    White-thighed Hornbill

  • This piece is dedicated to my mother, a true warrior in her second battle against breast cancer.


This monthly self-portrait series paid tribute to the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth. The pieces were ephemeral in that they, like their components, only existed for a short period of time; each piece was assembled using mostly non-permanent materials*, photographed, then disassembled. I work exclusively with ethically sourced, cruelty-free and non-CITES animal parts. NO animals were killed or harmed for the sake of making art.

*Each headpiece was built on a solid base; feathers and quills were inserted into foam blocks and secured with pins and medical tape. Skulls were held in place with rope and wire. No glue was used.

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