Jackie Skrzynski
For several years starting in 2003 and ending in 2008, I depicted deer road kill. I sketched and photographed at the side of the road, and then finished in my studio. The resulting works act as both homage and exploitation, describing the capricious nature of violence. Similar to the Trophy Shots, the deer road kill series contrasts to my usual studio practice because I invented so little. With the benefit of hindsight, I now see my practice swing between autobiography and documentation. Perhaps when taken as a whole, the works demonstrate the way fiction and reality coexist by necessity, much in the same way as life and death.

Deer Roadkill
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill acrylic on matboard
Frozen
2008
acrylic on matboard
16"x12"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill acrylic on matboard
Warm Milk
2005
acrylic on matboard
12"x9"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill acrylic on matboard
Small Red Eyes
2004
acrylic on matboard
10"x8"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill Acrylic on panel
Tongue
2006
Acrylic on panel
10"x8"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill acrylic on matboard
Flies
2004
acrylic on matboard
14"x9"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill charcoal and colored pencil
Cold Buck
2005
charcoal and colored pencil
40"x32"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill pencil and colored pencil
I Saw This: Trophies
2004
pencil and colored pencil
8.5"x10"

private collection
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill oil on canvas
Underpass
2008
oil on canvas
22"x16"
Jackie Skrzynski Deer Roadkill oil on canvas
Eaten
2008
oil on canvas
44"x72"
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