A few of you out there would have either come across or heard about the artist Kate MacDowell her interesting and exciting take on how she preserve life. Read about the exciting artist and her unique subject and work of art – it shifts between taxidermy, anatomy and portal between life and death.
In my work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world. kate macdowell
Image credited to Kate MacDowell