Trophy Shot Series and Related Works > Deer Roadkill
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.