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preditorXtreme series
sculpture
fox gun
baby quail grenades

drawings
coyote sight
fox guns
prairie dog revolver
baby quail grenades

the dead garden
Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY
High Desert Test Sites, CA

the portable forest
Dumbo Arts Center & Festival, NYC
The Armory Center for the Arts, CA
The San Deigo Museum of Art
Monte Vista Projects, LA
Sunset Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Human Resources, LA
Washington Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions
Sea and Space Explorations, LA

public art places
organizer, curator, director
sea and space explorations, LA
tree and space, LA
sound in space Festival, LA
100 person solo show, LA

participatory
you are the largest thing on Earth
art of exchange
primal scream painting booth
we
miss
wish

sculpture
data planter
search
blue kiss

concept paintings
portal paintings
black holes

 

predatorXtreme: baby quail grenades
sculptures
M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4.5"H and 3.5"W X 4"L" X 4"H
August 2015

This fantasy series explores the allure of hunting by merging prey animals with weapons. The first works in the series merged animals and weapons advertised in the hunting magazine Predator Xtreme. This exploration is intentionally absurdist, rendered in a medium which is clearly not based in reality—drawing. While the art may ask the viewer to consider violence in the abstract (a common theme), the violence in question is rooted in the animal world and is certainly less provocative than much of the photojournalism or entertainment imagery that we see every day. In these works, animals integrate with and subvert the instrument of their own destruction.

 


Quail 1

Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4.5"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015
Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4.5"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015
Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4.5"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015
 

Quail 2
Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015
Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015
Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015
Lara Bank
3.5"W X 4"L" X 4"H. M67 deactivated grenade from Ebay, clay, wire, acrylic paint. Aug. 2015

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