Artaxis member, John Byrd's work titled, ““G.F.O.D.” (God Forgives, Outlaws Don’t)”, 23x14x11 inches, polished porcelain, taxidermy squirrel, cast plastic, mixed media. He writes about his work, "As an artist, I work primarily with clay, taxidermy, cast plastic, and a few other media. My visual language is based on that of autonomous, decorative art objects (figurines, trophies, souvenirs). Within a domestic space, I’m intrigued by the ability of an encapsulated aesthetic to establish, defy, and challenge characteristics of culture and class. As a reflection of my own upbringing I’m drawn to the challenge of taking disparate materials and cultural references, that when submitted to finely crafted and obsessive dedication, can exceed the context of either its media or class."
See more of his work at http://artaxis.org/john-byrd/
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