Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dead Birds and a Coyote Series

Through a recent stint back to the southwest, I was inspired to do a series of work featuring the dramatic, twisted positions an animal takes on when it dies in nature.  Much of it has to do with tragic events like being hit by a car or shot by a hunter, but what's interesting to me is how the arid climate of the southwest preserves their bodies.  Versus here in the Midwest, where it's often wet, decomposing happens much quicker and not much of the animal remains, including bones.  Everything just rots away, but under the dry, baking sun, the carcasses become hardened into shape and lasts much longer.

To Be Continued....

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