Got a small group of dogs together so far. Here are two of them. Hoping to carve at least 10, hopefully more, to make a respectable and sinister pack for the Stuttgart exhibition in Germany next year.
The installation is about our attempts to control nature, our interventions produce so many breeds and not all of them in the dogs’ best interests. When they all get together they exhibit pack-behaviour inherited from their wolf ancestors. Beware, they may look cute but …
‘Dreams and Fears’ http://www.kontur-stuttgart.de
The term ‘alien invaders’ is used by ecologists and conservation biologists as a scientific term, but it has a clear value-judgement and obvious resonance with modern political issues concerning human migration.
Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) – portrait of an Alien Invader
I am expecting to exhibit my relief portraits of Alien Invaders at the RCA (Royal Cambrian Academy) in Conwy, North Wales in February 2017.