All of the works included in this image gallery were created as a part of my MFA thesis exhibition titled The Good Life (2016).
Titles in order of appearance: Domesticated Bear #1, Domesticated Boar #1, Domesticated Fox #2, Domesticated Bobcat #5, Domesticated Coyote #3, Domesticated Bobcat #6, Domesticated Coyote #2, and Domesticated Deer #3.
Within the sculptural works I am depicting wild animals absorbed and ejected by consumer culture. I have clothed, or covered, each of my taxidermy animal forms in lush fabrics and decorative materials that are meant to reference various goods associated with being considered a desirable woman, or a desirably furnished home. By attempting to embrace the aesthetics of consumerism within fine art, my work endeavors to take representations of personal worth, such as taxidermy, beyond the discussion of vitality and validity and into the realm of collective cultural indoctrination. In this way the taxidermy forms represent the nature of alleged high-class consumerism, and our desire to acquire the best, most beautiful products that will showcase our worth.