Re-Presenting Bones: A collection of sculptures informed by research in human-animal studies

Mending I
Mending I

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

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Mending V
Mending V

Deer foot, human bone needle, human hair

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Mending IV
Mending IV

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

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Mending II
Mending II

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

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Mending III
Mending III

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

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Humane Slaughter
Humane Slaughter

Bovine mandible, pencil drawing, sliced turkey vertebrae, pins. Diagram of Temple Grandin's layout for humane slaughter of cattle.

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Oral Receptive II
Oral Receptive II

Cattle mandible, juvenile

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Pain and Flight
Pain and Flight

Deer pelvis found on highway exit, sculpey, animal emblem

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Linnaean-Deleuzian-Relational
Linnaean-Deleuzian-Relational

Medicinal bottles containing the remains of (left to right) snake, companion dog, rat and cow, with labels.

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Mourning II
Mourning II

Cow rib, turkey vertebrae, mourning pins

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Oral Aggression
Oral Aggression

Cattle mandible, human teeth, sculpey

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Oral Receptive I
Oral Receptive I

Cattle mandible

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Memento Vitae
Memento Vitae

Memento Vitae is a series of six cattle leg bones containing various objects embedded in resin. The selected objects include small frogs, spiders, dragonfly wings, human hair, x-rays,and watch parts, all signifying the cycle of life. Small LED lights have been fitted within the bones to illuminate the objects. This piece is meant to be shown in a dark room to enhance the glow of the objects within the bones.

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Memento Vitae (detail)
Memento Vitae (detail)

Detail view of Memento Vitae featuring a single cattle leg bone with objects (spider and human x-ray) embedded in resin. One of six in a series. LED lights placed within the bones illuminate the objects.

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Bone pins
Bone pins

Miscellaneous small animal bones, wire pins

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Imagined I
Imagined I

Two bovine rib bones, sculpey clay

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Lamb chops, 2.2 pounds
Lamb chops, 2.2 pounds

Lamb bones, polished, on velvet pillow (detail view)

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Lamb chops, 1.2 pounds
Lamb chops, 1.2 pounds

Lamb bones, polished, on velvet pillow (detail view)

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67 vertebrae
67 vertebrae

Turkey vertebrae on pedestal

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Imagined, II
Imagined, II

Near complete opossum skeleton, pig bones and sculpey clay.

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Homage to Haraway
Homage to Haraway

Paper bowl made with companion animal cremains and pages from Donna Haraway's Companion Species Manifesto

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Consumption I
Consumption I

Bovine knuckle bone, cake stand

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Mourning III
Mourning III

Porcupine quills, surgical gauze

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Three leg bones, with gold (detail)
Three leg bones, with gold (detail)

Lamb leg bones and gold on black velvet pillow (detail view)

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