Stewardship and Sustainability: Agriculture, Harvest, and Black Market

Sam Soet's avatar Sam Soet

"Stewardship and Sustainability" is a series of three pieces using sustainably harvested horns, antlers, and lumber. It serves as memorial of the living resources we use to sustain our species. My hope is to encourage a conversation about our role as the stewards of these resources in the face of a rapidly expanding human population. The first piece "Agriculture" will be a highland cattle skull made from deadfall sugar maple and natural horns. This is an agricultural animal paired with an agricultural lumber. The second piece "Harvest" will be a red stag skull made from wild pin cherry and natural antlers. This is a wild animal paired with native lumber. The third piece "Black Market" will be a rhino skull made from North American white ash wood and bison horns. This is an endangered animal paired with an endangered lumber and the horns of an animal that was saved from extinction.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1.5'
  • Medium: wood, horn, and antler
  • Width: 6'-10'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 3'-4'