I have been intrigued by Angela Singers thought provoking pieces ever since I found her work. They are hauntingly beautiful and unique.
I found this written about Singer and her artwork in an article online.
“Those not acquainted with New Zealand-based artist and animal rights activist Angela Singer will soon, after a few glances, see what they’ve been missing.While a strident activist against all forms of animal cruelty—including vivisection—much of her recent artwork is made from discarded hunting trophies and other taxidermy that strives to illuminate human exploitive tendencies of the rest of the animal kingdom. It’s a chilling effect; these carcasses highlight how grotesque natural beauty can become after suffering at the hands of humanity.” (read more here)
And this is the artist statement from her facebook page:
Over the years she has developed a solid reputation built on a body of work that fearless of aesthetic conventions has challenged us all to look at animals with different eyes. In her continuous attack to our preconceived perception and understanding of animals, Singer does not allow herself to work with living animals, nor have living creatures killed or otherwise harmed for her art. All the animal materials used in her art are old, donated and/or discarded as refuse.
Over her career, the concern with hunting and our moral and ethical approach to animal has clearly played a pivotal role. “Working with the history of each particular animal”, she says “I aim to recreate something of its death by hunt.” (Sourced from Angela Singers facebook page, along with the photos)
Angela Singer was born in England, but now lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
(More info from here)