Cautiously (dear deer) (2017), two photographs, a video (loop), and a poem
a sound is heard in the midst of cedars and pines
on a remote island
the sound of a conflicted mind
resonating far beyond the human's sight and the animal's stride
that wanders these woods day and night
startled sometimes
caught in the stranger's eyes

Made while observing deer for the duration of one month in a remote location on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada; reflecting on the limitations of own body amplified by chronic heath condition and the lack of escape for both the human and the animal; the island is a natural boundary for both. The hanging sculpture made from the deer bones now hangs to over the location where the animal died.