Groot Bees

Groot Bees

Groot Bees (“Great beast” or “large bovine”) 2006 102x90x6″ leather, coir, felt, thread, hardware

A large hide, padded with felt and coconut fiber and firmly attached to the wall offers the active viewer the opportunity to hurl him– or herself against the wall with little or no injury.

The untrimmed silhouette of the hide signifies our perceived god given dominion over the earth and its resources, a concept of supremacy that has led to an impulse that drives us to extract without a sense of consequence.