Beginnings of a new project

For the last few weeks I have been busy working with new source material gathered in Alberta, Canada during the summer. Continuing with the broad theme of natural history collections, the first group of work will be based on animal displays viewed in an outdoor accessories shop in Calgary. In contrast to the collection referenced in the D’Arcy Thompson Museum, Dundee, these animals have been collected and arranged into display for purely commercial purposes. The first few test pieces explore possible compositions.

As the project evolves updates will be included. The first few finished pieces are under way; like the previous work these will be fairly two dimensional in form. It is intended to continue the theme, but to investigate different contexts of the taxidermied animal.