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Kate MacDowell Explores Dark Eco-Conscious Themes

By: Jordan M - Published: Feb 11, 2011   Updated: Jun 9 2011 • References: katemacdowell and gizfactory
Kate MacDowell's artwork serves as a macabre and foreboding reminder of the severe impact that civilization can have on the natural world around us.

Featuring bizarrely creepy but undoubtedly fascinating human-animal hybrid creations, this collection of Kate MacDowell sculptures features some of her most profoundly provocative pieces yet. A human fetus cradled next to tiny birds in a nest, for example, is a tough image to ignore.

Implications - Kate MacDowell says that she uses human skeletons and limbs because people rely on the environment just as much as animals. She believes that the society's environment is tightly connected to the animals that live in it. MacDowell explains, "In losing a part of the natural world, we are losing a part of our own identity as well."