Scratching the Surface

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CATEGORY

Sculpture & Installation

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YEAR

2019

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PRICE

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ABOUT THE WORK

Scratching the surface
Feral cat skin cloak

Aboriginal Australians made and wore cloaks made from possum skin. Luxurious and warm, they were also incised on the skin with details of the owners life and connections. I made this feral cat skin cloak as a kind of twisted, and fictionalised, comparative anthropological item. An item which shows our psychic and as yet wholly unacknowledged role as the invading species. Aggressively taking over as the “dominant” species, to the detriment of all other human, plant and animal species indigenous to Australia.