animal. vegetable. mineral.

Here lies an amassed collection of photographs of animal figures and statuettes displayed in house windows, all as seen by the pedestrian observer.  These totemic and emblematic treasures in most instances stare out past the glass, rather than into the home. Both alienated and exhibitionistic, they keep quiet, persistent vigil.

 

The imaginative representations and categories of our selves and our world, as they are devised through enquiries both rational and emotional, are continually re-negotiated as we inhabit the conceptual structures and paradigms erected in their wake.  That is to say…we live/work/play in and with designations that precede us, adapting to and manipulating them to our own ends. They are ready-made and ever-ready avatars, useful vehicles for projecting our selves into the wider world.

"dandy"

"dandy"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"gnomes"

"gnomes"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"beware of the dog"

"beware of the dog"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"little deer"

"little deer"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"some things"

"some things"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"itty bitty pups & kitties"

"itty bitty pups & kitties"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"ocean liner"

"ocean liner"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"offerings"

"offerings"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"twin kitties"

"twin kitties"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"tiki gods & black cats"

"tiki gods & black cats"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"r2d2"

"r2d2"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"brown owl"

"brown owl"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"creeping lace vines"

"creeping lace vines"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"live cat"

"live cat"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"black panther"

"black panther"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"avocado cat"

"avocado cat"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"owl eyes"

"owl eyes"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)

"go away"

"go away"

from the installation "animal. vegetable. mineral." c-print variable dimensions (2001-2004)