These assemblages represent the intertwining histories and shared space of the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.
Throughout occidental history, we have categorized humans as more-than-animal, and created boundaries and hierarchies in pursuit of so-called civilized society. My art practice asks about the structures of power and division between nature and culture, humans and nonhumans, and animate and inanimate.
They are a collection of items representing a symbiosis of the park where I collected them. Peafowl, humans, squirrels and oak trees, all sharing a habitat together.
Eastern Grey Squirrel chewed the bark from this English oak tree (not a Garry oak), most likely for nest building. Must have one hella nest around here, haven't found it yet. #powerlinehighway #squirrel #squirrelsofinstagram #squirrelhabitat #entangled #humannonhuman