These assemblages represent the intertwining histories and shared space of the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees in MEE-qan (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.
It’s that time of year again! Almost the rut season again for deer here in Victoria. The breeding season is generally mid-November, however bucks start establishing dominance and it’s time to be extra cautious with off-leash dogs who bark or approach. #naptime #deer #buck #sharedspace #yyj