Last of its Kind: GALLINULA maleficis artibus
Mixed Media Assemblage, 2018. This Victorianesque faux taxidermy reminds us of our impact on the environment. GALLINULA maleficis artibus translates roughly to the common name Moorhen Sorcery or Magic Moorhen. This work also points to the irony of preserving something for posterity, whilst simultaneously contributing to its elimination. This kind of mixed message is prevalent in the hidden curriculum. Mixed media assemblage with gourd, polymer clay, artificial and dried vegetation, beads, wire, glass and resin.