“Yes, back when I was in college (at the Art Institute of Chicago). Birds would often fly into the school’s mirrored glass facade, breaking their necks, and then drop into the fountain beneath. I used to wade in and collect them. I sometimes used the wings, feet or heads in my work. When I first met [my partner] Jared, we quickly discovered that we both had dead birds in our freezers. I offered to give him taxidermy lessons and wrote my phone number on his hand. We’ve been together ever since.” …more of this interview
Critter skeletons and found objects. How great is that? These are all closeups of her full body sculptures, which kind of remind me of the armoured bears in the Golden Compass, only, like, miniature… and dead.