Wall Mount Series
A metaphor for the selfie.
The Wall Mount series draws a parallel between the idealized and lifeless taxidermied animal mount and the curated selfie posted to a social-media wall. I use oil paint to stylistically render an animal subject, and then layer tangible “like,” “comment,” and “share” icons and number values over the image. In this way, I attempt to give the subject inherent value and subvert the online power hierarchy of the social media feed.