Urban WIld Coyote Project
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.