Ironic Roadkill Taxidermy Explores Our Troubled Relationship With A Disappearing Natural World.
“Wherever there are roads, there will also be roadkill; it’s a certainty. Death, and in this case, taxidermy, are two forces at work in Canadian artist Kate Puxley’s work, which asks its viewers to think about our relationship with an increasingly unnatural world.
“Her Roadkill Taxidermy sculptures examine the casualties of industrialization—weasels, raccoons, other rodents—creatures with whom we ostensibly share the planet, but in reality we rarely interact with, save for brief encounters with our cars that are far worse for them than for us.
But it’s precisely that collision between the industrial world and the (increasingly marginalized) natural one that Puxley’s interested in.”