I did not find out about this exhibit in time to see it. I have mixed feelings about that. I'm sure I would have spent the entire evening in tears.
Heide Hatry, a German conceptual artist, had a show in Cambridge MA in July, along with a silent auction, all to benefit the Audubon Gulf relief efforts. And what a show it must have been...heartbreaking and thought-provoking. Heide collected dead animals and preserved them through taxidermy. She then proceeded to cover them in crude oil. The show was appropriately called Imagine it Thick in Your Own Hair. [Note - Heide found no need to harm any living animals to make this collection...these are primarily roadkill]
The very thought of it makes me want to cry, which is exactly the point. Good for you, Heide. Art doesn't always need to be pretty.
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