Happy Father’s Day, 2010 Acrylic case, 2 pack high gloss painted Black timber stand 1650mm x 500mm x 500mm, I x mounted Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes (USA), 7 x mounted ducklings (China).
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Happy Fathers Day, 2010

About the work:

‘Happy Father’s Day’ presents a utopian vision of nature. Even under the most rarified conditions there is no possible way we could ask a fox
to show the slightest paternity towards the ducklings that flock around him, his natural instinct would surely prevail and this picture would
turn to carnage in the blink of an eye.
This work underpins humankind’s unique desire to tame the natural world and order it according to human values and moralities. The violence
and ‘godlessness’ of the natural world makes many of us uneasy even anxious.
It could be argued that this ‘anxiety’ impedes our ability to fully embrace nature and its workings, making it more difficult to engage with
the environmental debate, in particular the onslaught of climate change?

Did you Know?

The vast majority of male chicks and ducklings born into in the poultry industry are destroyed within a day of hatching, they are neither good for meat or egg production.


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