Troy Emery, Wild thing, 2011.
Polyurethane, glue, tassle fringing.
“These animal sculptures represent an interest in the importance of surface in taxidermy and the way we view animals as decorative objects. The role of surface and colour in the production of these sculptures is an exaggeration of the qualities sought after in exotic wildlife. The luscious acrylic pelt is a camp interpretation of the way skins and furs are cherished and fetishised. As natural specimens or species, The works are impossible combination of form, colour, and materials. They can only exist as hypothetical or mythological animals. What fascinates Emery about these areas of investigation is that there is, especially historically, a place for fantastical, fake animals.” – Troy Emery
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