Title: Meat at Joe’s
Materials: Wood, metal, acrylic paint, jaw-bone.
This piece was made shortly after a stint at a farmed animal sanctuary where I became a vegetarian. Going to work every day taking care of these animals made it very hard to come home and see part of them on my plate. These hay hooks that are used to bring feed to the animals call to mind the meat-hooks that bring them, as feed, to us. The gold leaf central panel tells us that this animal has significance.