Trophy Shot Series and Related Works > Trophy Shots
In these series, I create images that relate to the killing of animals. I found my references in blogs and similar sources online, posted by the people who participated in the act. I do not spin the works to promote a viewpoint other than focusing the viewer's attention on the animal. Because many of these drawings capture a moment of pride that directly relates to an act of violence, they provoke judgment. The physical contact between the hunters and their prey, the eye contact between trapper and animal, or the inclusion of family members in the pose, adds to the ambiguity. I am interested in how the images' meanings change based on assumptions viewers make about what they see. The drawings function as documentation and reflection.