BFA Thesis Exhibit
Milo Timothy Shannon
This body of work is characterized by strong symbolism, a flowing movement, and a fascination with the cycle of life. It tactfully and beautifully explores what happens to the body after death and how preservation affects this. The prints are distinguished by gestural poses, repetitive mark making, and a wide color palette. Each print depicts an animal intertwined with plants that would grow over a carcass. The sculptural aspects also depict an animal skeleton reconstructed from bone and bronze. The bones used were ethically sourced from roadkill that had been abandoned. Through careful processing, the salvageable bones were cleaned and saved. The broken bones were used to help create bronze prosthetics. The pelt was from a deer who lived in New York. It was shot for meat and processed locally. The pelt was not needed or wanted and was tanned and processed by the artist.
Click to view A close-up of a woodblock print of a fawn in a bed of chrysanthemum flowers. Full-Screen
Click to view A squirrel skull with a bite mark rests against a wasp nest on top of a leaf. Full-Screen
Click to view A raccoon skeleton has bones replaced with bronze and is surrounded by nature. Full-Screen