No. 25 | 11/2015


  • Skull/Bones
    Taxidermied Ruffed grouse
    White-tailed deer vertebra
  • Feathers
  • Plant Material
    Milkweed pods
    Fall Aster
    Evening Primrose stems and seed heads
    Sow Thistle
    Coneflower seed head
    Maple branches, leaves and keys
    Scots Pine cones
    Spruce cones
    Braided garlic greens
*The Milkweed used in this piece was later inserted into glass globe ornaments sold as a fundraiser for Swift Care Ontario.

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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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