Horace the Hog
The theree pieces below highlight the divide between animal representation and reality. Each highlights the cartoon cuteness humans associates with pigs yet exposes the void between this commonly held fabrication and an attempt at a more honest representation. Although the issue of meat eating lies at the core of each of these pieces, through each I hope to engage the viewer in a dialogue about what it means to see and understand animals beyond their immediate benefit to our species. While uncomfortable to watch, I believe it is through witnessing the abject that a user can begin to question the system which underlies it.