Death: The ultimate recycling
Reduce, reuse and recycle have found entirely new meanings in these days of climate change, species die-off and economic disaster. In one beautiful example, New Zealand artist Lisa Black has taken the skins of dead animals, which in the past she simply stuffed, and turned them into half-creature, half-machine creations. She titles the pieces with the word “fixed,” as though the animals were somehow repaired through human intervention, including “Fixed-Fawn,” “Fixed-Turtle,” “Fixed-Baby Alligator.” The work can be seen at www.behance.net/LisaBlack/Frame. Locally, artist Bryan Christiansen addresses similar themes in his show “Trophy Hunter,” which is showing at the Nevada Museum of Art through May 9. While the photos pale in comparison to the exhibition, some can be seen at www.nevadaart.org/exhibitions/detail?eid=153.