Current Location:
South Apartment C -> 2nd Floor (WISE)
Location Notes:
WISE; 2nd fl., South Lounge Rm. 226

Cuff Series I

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.35.1
Artist:
Corinne Hess
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Wool and Bone
Date:
2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 11.5 in Depth: 1.5 in
Description:
Black wool spun to look like a small creature with 4 legs and a tail. The head is a real animal skull. This is the longest of the three and has the straightest tail.
Historical Context:
"The remarkable activities of animals have long captured our curiosity. We hunt them to be preserved as a wall decoration, holding memories of success and stories for conversation. Taxidermy is burdened with a complex history of trophy hunting, but for me, it is primarily about a celebration of life. Taxidermy transforms something that was once an animate, temporal form into something still and permanent. Defying mortality and raising questions about our views of death and nature, taxidermy is laded with meaning." -Corinne Hess