Portfolio > Pretty Object Project

Installation Detail
Canvas, sculpey clay, paint
variable
2013
Good Luck Pigs
wood, plastic
variable
Make a Pig
Mixed media
Variable
Installation Detail
Canvas, sculpey clay, paint
variable
Installation Detail
Canvas, sculpey clay, paint
variable
Installation Detail
Canvas, sculpey clay, paint
variable
Installation Detail
Canvas, sculpey clay, paint
variable
Bacon Box 
Cover Detail
wood, acrylic paint
9x12

How do we use animals to describe ourselves? How do we use ourselves to describe animals? Anthropomorphism informs all of the many ways that words can signify the personality and physical traits of both animals and human animals. TIger, fox, bat, goat are all examples of words that describe both animals and human animals.Words have also affected how we treat animals, for example, the pig has been misrepresented in our culture and portrayed as slovenly and deserving of mistreatment.
I began "Bacon Box" when I read that one slaughterhouse in North Carolina is now capable of killing 32,000 pigs a day. The number was both amazing and horrifying. I cut out one hundred heads from magazines and glued them to a piece of paper. After copying the page 320 times, I had 32,000 heads. I put them in a box and painted bacon on the cover. I am still horrified by this number.