This is the painting I came up with for the 'Alternate Woodland Critter Evolution Fan Fiction' exhibition curated by my buddy Logan Knight, a little while ago. Along with the artwork, each artist was required to write a short story (see below) I sold this work last week at the Art & Design Market in sunny Wollongong and so it shall be frightening small children from the walls of the delightful Mia's house forever more. Mia also had a stall at the market that was much less offensive than ours so be sure to check out her lovely blog HERE.
A word from the rabbit:
I guess I started to collect teeth because I liked the sound they would make when I gently disturbed them in their glass jar.
Holding each one up to the light, I visualise its internal anatomy. All those tiny nerves- fragile, feathery tendrils. The root canals- vessels that lay deep within the tooth, all hiding under the shiny shell like passage ways to dark, secret places.
I bury them all underneath the forest floor in labeled jars.
I dig the damp soil with my new claws. I treat it like a personal underground Wunderkamer. There’s a collection down there.
My new signs of evolution- the fur, teeth and claws are all telling me I will soon be living in dark tunnels for good.
I won’t need t-shirts anymore.