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Dana Sherwood | Possum with Spiral Jelly

Dana Sherwood

Possum with Spiral Jelly

Regular price $1,800.00 Sale

Watercolor and gouache on paper
7 x 10 inches/ 18 x 25 cm (paper dimensions)
8.5 x 11.5 inches/ 21 x 29 cm (framed dimensions)

Dana Sherwood’s work explores contact between human and non-human animals in order to understand culture and behavior. Her sculptures, video works, and watercolors portray ritualized feedings Sherwood performs for animals who live among or at the borders of human populations. She experiments night after night to serve a population of animals with decadent cakes, sculpted gelatin molds, and rare meats that they will enjoy, capturing their indulgence on film and making drawings of the encounters. The animals play a complex role as subjects and collaborators, asserting their visibility and desires even as Sherwood’s work theorizes about the Anthropocene, the current geological epoch in which human activity has caused substantial, irreversible damage to the natural world.

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