Predator: Sky Dance, 2015. Post-consumer plastics, LEDs, PVC, Instamorph. 80" x 115" x 52".
Predator: Sky Dance was invited for selection for the Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China. Never shown in Beijing, it was featured instead in the Beast of Burden solo exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum.
Predator is a new series of sculptures and drawings that are a continuation of my “UnsustainableCreatures” series: lluminated sculptures of life-sized domesticated animals that function as surrogates for human experience. The medium, recycled plastic containers and LEDS, speaks to our dependency on products made from petrochemicals and our reliance on electricity. The new series focusses on raptors. These birds of prey are now used in commercial bird eradication programs, and are thus domesticated like farm animals. I am interested in the dichotomy of tamed vs wild. Predator suggests other implications as well: the predator drone, the role of humans as predators, the falcon and hawk as symbols of strength and renewal, etc. I intend the multiple readings to enhance interpretations of my work.