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

Mending V
Mending V

Deer foot, human bone needle, human hair

Mending IV
Mending IV

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

Mending II
Mending II

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

Mending III
Mending III

Cattle bone, human bone needle, human hair

Humane Slaughter
Humane Slaughter

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

Oral Receptive II
Oral Receptive II

Cattle mandible, juvenile

Pain and Flight
Pain and Flight

Deer pelvis found on highway exit, sculpey, animal emblem

Linnaean-Deleuzian-Relational
Linnaean-Deleuzian-Relational

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

Mourning II
Mourning II

Cow rib, turkey vertebrae, mourning pins

Oral Aggression
Oral Aggression

Cattle mandible, human teeth, sculpey

Oral Receptive I
Oral Receptive I

Cattle mandible

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.

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.

Bone pins
Bone pins

Miscellaneous small animal bones, wire pins

Imagined I
Imagined I

Two bovine rib bones, sculpey clay

Lamb chops, 2.2 pounds
Lamb chops, 2.2 pounds

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

Lamb chops, 1.2 pounds
Lamb chops, 1.2 pounds

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

67 vertebrae
67 vertebrae

Turkey vertebrae on pedestal

Imagined, II
Imagined, II

Near complete opossum skeleton, pig bones and sculpey clay.

Homage to Haraway
Homage to Haraway

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

Consumption I
Consumption I

Bovine knuckle bone, cake stand

Mourning III
Mourning III

Porcupine quills, surgical gauze

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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