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Alessandra Exposito

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Cultural associations with animal trophies generally reinforce the idea that the animal is valued more in its death than in its life. With my decorative animal skulls, (especially the horse series), I evoke more sentimental associations of loss. In this work a painted imagined narrative depicts images of the horse, children growing and aging, and vistas of the land and vegetation on a fictional farm. Ornate antlers adorned with flowers, mushrooms, mice, walnuts, and acorns also call attention to strong associations with the land, and the passing seasons.

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