Press Image (Westerwald), 2020
Sculpture; PE rigid foam, modelling plaster, acrylic paint, imitation gold leaf, MDF
(Image: Studio)

The sculpture derives from news reports on the illegal killing of the first wolf to return to the western part of Germany in 100 years. The decaptiated and de-individualised corporal form indexes the broader contentious, politicised discourse around this return, as well as the long-established, folkish fear narrative attached to wolves. Formal references in the work include those to Meissen porcelan, sculptural fragments in lapidariums, and the contemporary visual language of vandalism and defacement.

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