Portfolio > Urban WIld Coyote Project

Coyote Hunting Caller
caller, magazine eyes and lips, wrapping paper, taxidermy eyes, doll eyes
variable
2018
Coyote Hunting Caller (detail)
mixed media
variable
2018
Coyote Caller Remote Controls
mixed media
variable
2018
Coyote Remote
mixed media
variable
2018
Wallpaper Collage Coasters
collages printed on drink coaster
Coaster: 5"5" Box 6"x6"x4"
2018
Coaster #1
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #2
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #3
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #4
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #5
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #6
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #7
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Coaster #8
collage printed on drink coaster
5x5
2017
Wallpaper (detail)
Vintage Wallpaper, coyote stock photos, embroidery yarn
23x84
2018
Wallpaper (Detail)
Vintage wallpaper, pencil, paint
24x84
2018
Wallpaper (detail)
Vintage wallpaper, taxidermy coyote eyes
23x84
2018
Wallpaper (detail)
Vintage wallpaper, crystals, cut out magazine eyes, coyote stock photos, chandeliers
23x84
2018

The Urban Wild Coyote Project, questions our coexistence with, and our (un)seeing of animals that are both commodified and vilified. Nothing is more ubiquitous to the rural, wild, and suburban/urban landscape than the sound of the coyote howling. Overall, this project includes recorded sound, mixed media collage on interior wallpaper rolls, paintings and drawings. By utilizing hunting callers/lures, recorded serial killers from television crime shows, recorded ice cream trucks, drink coasters, rolls of household wallpaper, interior design catalogs, and downloaded stock photos of coyotes, my work asks us to "see" the unseen and listen to the often heard, but misunderstood coyote and to consider the commodification of killing/hunting and our cultures ongoing fascination with serial killers/hunters.
The sound piece debuted on Animal Sounds, FM 104.4, London on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The program is hosted by sound artist, Robbie Judkins and features sound artists working with the voices of non-human animals. The series/installation will be discussed at length in the upcoming book, Listen, We All Bleed, by scholar Mandy Suzanne Wong, to be published by University of Georgia Press, in late 2019.