No. 8 | 06/2014

PAVO



  • Skull/Bones
    American Crow skull (resin replica)
    Yak bone bead
    Jewel Beetle elytra
  • Feathers
    Peacock (naturally molted body, shell, wing, sword and eye feathers)
    Turkey



This is the only piece in this series that was not disassembled after the photoshoot.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

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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