Gallery > Where Are The Wild Things?

Surrogate (birdy topiary)
porcelain, paper
24"H x 10"W x 10"D
2014
Surrogate (ducky ducky)
porcelain
5.5"H x 8"W x 5"D
2014
Ornament
porcelain, wood, steel, cedar mulch
51"H x 30"W x 30"D
2014
Ornament (detail)
porcelain, wood, steel, cedar mulch
51"H x 30"W x30"D
2013
Pretty Please
porcelain, paper
22"H x 9'Wx14'D
2012
Embedded
porcelain, wood, concrete, synthetic grass
7"H x 13"W x 9"D
2014
Precious Pests
porcelain, pillowcases, wood clothes pins, clothesline
6'H x 10'W variable
2014
Resurrection of Fluffy
porcelain, wood, steel, string
24"H x 20"W x 10"D
2014
Dwelling
porcelain, wood, concrete, hay
55"H x 10"W x 15"D
2013
Departed
porcelain, shoebox, wood veneer, polysilk fabric
13"H x 15x 10"D
2013
Resurrection of Gemini
porcelain, wood
51"H 60'W x 28D
2014
Elephant Topiary
earthenware, steel wire, paper
60"H x 72"W x 36"D
2014

Where are the Wild Things?, investigates the integration of non-human animals into our own built environments, specifically the home and its surroundings. The home can be seen as a place that functions to hold nature at bay, keeping everything wild and unpredictable outside its walls. However, there are always creatures that find their way in and take up residence whether unwanted or invited. Although humans take great measures to separate themselves from nature, and to keep the “pests” away, we also cannot resist the need to be connected to that which we came from ourselves. In and around our homes the evidence of both our unease and our desire to be connected to the natural world is everywhere, however contrived and controlled it may be.