6' x 6'
Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40"
I created Fabricated during an art residency in the Santa Cruz Mountains. During a month I collected discarded deer antlers to create an installation that transformed traditional objects of manhood into a more humorous display.
The deer is an icon that carries a traditionally masculine connotation. My intention as a female artist was to change the appearance of these objects both in the meaning and interpretation. Covering the antlers with fabric alters the perception of the object. However, this manipulation is not seen as an oppressive trophy, but rather a playful display of femininity. This particular interaction between human and nature is a symbiosis that unifies rather than separates. The fabric, a material that was artificially produced by a process of industrial reproduction counters the pure organic nature of the antlers. This contraposition of concepts, material, order and chaos, have inspired my artistic practice.