Jennifer Thoreson, Multidisciplinary Artist

This installation occupied the front bedroom of the house.  It is reminiscent of an altar, and conjures up images of animal sacrifice in the Old Testament of the Bible.  The deer, constructed from grey taxidermy clay, appears ghost-like, almost like a void, or negative. In person, the room was very charged and eerily silent. Standing over the sculpture was almost like standing near the casket at a wake. Paired with fresh apples, the deer lay on a yellow blanket I wove using the gold wool roving that was used to fabricate the sculpture for the photograph, Inseparable, which hung in the room to the left of the bed.  It is important for me to re-purpose and recycle material, as the act symbolizes redemption and deliverance.  Under the gold blanket is a large woven spread with tassels, made from white Shetland wool.