A Temporary Victory MFA Exhibition 2014

bulldogs, footscray, ceramic, craft, beer, PBR, coyote teeth, Australia, Australian Rules Football

Australia Head (Footscray Bulldog)ceramic, PBR cans, coyote teeth, MDF

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Detail: Installation of “Australia Heads” series, sculptures whose animal heads were designed after Australian Rules Football mascots. These were meant to be intimidating and not necessarily inclusive, much like how I found sports to be as a young woman who liked Australian Rules, but felt prohibited from enjoying being part of it as a female person. The parts I enjoy about sports are the community social ritual and the less (conventionally understood or revered as) masculine, more vulnerable aspects of it – such as graceful losing, shaking hands, sharing skills and knowledge.

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