As the decomposition process advances the form of the corpse changes, contracting and sinking. There is also an issue of odour of course, and all this means I must work quickly. The paintings are usually finished within three or fours days of the corpse being collected after which time I take the bodies into the deep woods and leave them out to nourish scavenging wildlife.
Since beginning this project, the subject matter has expanded a little as non-roadkill bodies have come my way. Some of these are included here too.
The painting them selves are very simplistic often just the animal on a white background removing the animal from the reality of life. Sometimes the white paper looks like something you would find at a butchers. i don't know whether or not I like them the fact i can't find much to say means something i think the fact they are removed from reality and in to the studio shows the interference of man with nature