I imagine what it would be like to be an animal; interconnected with nature, quiet and roaming the landscape, with fundamental needs, spirit and a connection with other animals.
This set was for a show called Flora and Fauna at Open Space Gallery in Beacon NY, alongside artist Patrick Winfield. I made each animal from pre-made paper mache animal figurines and decoupage, then photographed them in the landscape. Below is what each animal represents in various cultures.
ELEPHANT : strength, patience, wisdom
BIRD : communication, freedom, sight
ZEBRA : beauty, individuality, balance
SHEEP: pride, support, guidance
HORSE : stamina, loyalty, travel
PIG: emotions, protection, gluttony
SQUIRREL : gathering, preparation, thrift
COW : plenty, gentleness, nurturing
TIGER : power, strength, ferocity