Oil, acrylic emulsion (crackle) and stitching on linen, 2016
48 in x 18 in (ea) or 48 in x 54 in (total)
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"Antlers" is part of the Agents of Change series which presents both living and non-living catalysts of environmental change which have rapidly transformed the physical and social environment of Hawai`i. As the most isolated archipelago on earth (2,000 miles from the nearest continent), Hawaii's plants and animals evolved in isolation from mainland predators, thereby losing their chemical (scents) and natural defenses like thorns and making them vulnerable to sheep, goats and other hoofed mammals like axis deer. The work raises questions about extinction, globalization and our role as humans in these processes.