SOUTHPAW (REDUX) | 2011 (click to expand project)
Southpaw (Redux) is pretty close to a self portrait. It integrates elements of the natural world, the carnival-esque, the uncanny, the whimsical, the artist as tragi/comic figure, and the absurd. The found materials (Phragmites; the "common reed," and the coyote teeth) are examples of invasive species from my home state of Rhode Island. The "bird brain" filled with dove feathers was made in collaboration with Charlotte Potter.