Darwin Called It Evolution

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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My artwork explores the creation, maintenance, and understanding of Nature. Before becoming a full-time artist, I earned my veterinary degree and practiced wildlife conservation medicine in Africa. My studio research is a direct result of my fieldwork in Africa, and reflects on those complex experiences and the powerful, sometimes contradictory, emotions evoked. I examine anthrozoology (human-animal relations) and visual representation of animals, questioning the interfaces, interactions, and inter-dependencies of humans and animals in the natural world. I strive to convey my love of animals while simultaneously reflecting on the difficulties of wildlife conservation and attempting to provide a more nuanced view of both people and animals. I do not pretend to have the answers to these international multi-factorial problems, but I do seek out innovative visual ways of asking these questions.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1.5'
  • Medium: Mixed Media - multiple pieces
  • Width: 1'
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 5'

Venue & Connection Information

These pieces are designed to be "childproof" in terms of being touched and being very stable, bolted onto their concrete bases.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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