This exhibit dares to compare our pets to all animals, from which we have detached ourselves i order to eat, test on, wear and use for entertainment…express animals’ pain and suffering, not with shock or gore but to create a bold work of art that drives a message. (Mission- http://www.whynoteatyourpet.com/mission.html)
When i discovered these works, I absolutely loved them. I was so fascinated by how these beautifully ugly, unique, and controversial creations portray current ideas about animal treatment. The innocent, child-like essence brings level of quirkiness and uncomfortable that causes us to reconsider our attitudes towards animals of all kinds.
Finding these artists that reconstruct meaning through appropriation, parody and uncreativity, has inspired me to explore this idea of taking things that we know and are aware of e.g. everyday things, objects, logos, franchises etc.. and altering them in simple ways to convey meaning.
(Image 1) Canned Hunting is a Lot like Murder
(Image 2) Pinocclho’s First Canned Hunt
(Image 3) Fole Gras: A High Price for Ducks
(Image 4) Why Not Eat Your Pet?
(Image 5) Factory Farm
(Image 6) Fetus of Veal
(Image 7) Slice of Meat
See and read more here.