This was truly an exceptional exhibition at The Frist in Nashville. I am so glad that I got to view it. I actually took a class on ekphrasis at the museum. We spent three hours with this artwork. I just wanted to share my photos with you guys.
I had not heard of Claire Morgan before this experience. I am a better person for knowing about her now. She is trying to show the "illusion of permanence." She's a taxidermist. So, the animals are real.
I am working on some lesson plans based on this work, especially some arts-integrated ones. I'll post about this soon! I promise!
|There's a dead animal in here. It is a surprise when you actually see it.|
|This was created with "stuff" from her taxidermy.|