The Taxidermist's Imaginarium

I have always been intrigued by apparent inconsistencies in time and space, and by each individual’s unique and shifting sense of reality. As I fracture and combine photographs, everyday images are transformed into scenes that hint at intangible extra dimensions. In 'The Taxidermist’s Imaginarium' I am creating photomontages by combining my photographs of nature, zoos, natural history museums and botanical gardens with those of contemporary urban settings. The works suggest disruptions in space and time and the strange bedfellows these disruptions create. As I add layer upon layer, interweaving elements from the natural world with images from artificial and constructed worlds, animal harbingers materialize in anomalous locations. These new arrivals seem stunned to find themselves in alien surroundings - disoriented, mistrustful, even forlorn - reminding us that, although natively distant strangers, we are all somehow connected.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

Migration

Migration, 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 60"

The Beast Without (study)

The Beast Without (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 21 1/2 x 28 1/2"

Dislocation (study)

Dislocation (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 28 1/2 x 21 1/2"

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm, 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 47 x 63"

Manhattan

Manhattan, 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 47 x 35"

Rolling Thunder (study)

Rolling Thunder (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 19 x 28 1/2"

Royal Pharmacy (study)

Royal Pharmacy (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 20 1/2 x 28 1/2"

Sanctuary (study)

Sanctuary (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 20 1/2 x 28 1/2"

Unscheduled Arrival ...

Unscheduled Arrival (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 25 x 23 1/2"