Acrylic, Steel, Taxidermy Peacock, Flame-Worked Glass
106" x 65" x 65"
Fertile Ground consists of full size taxidermy peacock, encrusted with clear glass succulent cacti that look like they are growing from beneath the bird’s feathers. Here both flora and fauna are shells of what the living entities once were. The bird acts as a pedestal for its excessive adornment, which in turn explores the relationship of what is real, and what is mimicry. Housed within a glass wardian case, the construct looks to both entice growth and cage the bird.