Adam Burke, Consequatur, 2018

Fellow Portland artist Adam Burke writes that he created this work for “a show called Ghosts of the Anthropocene. The overarching theme is about humanity’s effect on the natural world. I used religion as symbology for humanity’s disconnect with nature. These figures are modeled after some real mummies at a monastery in Sicily. I believe the character with the hat was a bishop. The figures are poking at the deer who has a bird (nightjar) nest in the cavity in its hindquarters – humanity exerting itself on nature – the vultures are looming as symbols of death both to the natural world, and of course humanity as well.”

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