Memorial to the Last Cat on Christmas Island, 2016

Basel 2017
ShanghART Gallery
Installation
Wood, Resin
90.0 x 80.0 x 50.0 (cm)
35.4 x 31.5 x 19.7 (inch)
The artist’s study focuses on documenting the island’s imperiled and extinct species, and also examines the unintended consequences of man’s presence. The artist’s photographic series of the island’s strange creatures, natural phenomena and landmarks are accompanied by signature pseudo-scientific, tongue-in-cheek exposition and field notes. The elegant wooden form of Memorial to the Last Cat on Christmas Island (2016) belies its lethal function as a feral cat trap, indicated by its pointed installation together with a resin cat skeleton.