collaborations with animals

Over the years I have invited animals to take part in my artwork. This series has taken different approaches. I have created words from food that is designed to be eaten by animals. In these artworks animals unwittingly erase language. One example of this is pets/pests executed in 1994. The word pet was painted on the studio floor. Superimposed over this was the letter S which was made from meat. Ants living in a nest outside the studio gathered in numbers to tear the letter apart and carry it off in small pieces. In doing so they revealed the painted word pets.

A few years later I invited a snake to interact with a bronze sculpture called snake picnic. The still life sculpture was placed on the farm where I live and a motion sensor camera recorded an Eastern Brown Snake as it moved across the bronze sculpture.

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Steven Mark Holland


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