ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Eskimo Wolf Trap Often Quoted in Sermons
Photograph mounted in diasec, eskimo knife, polyurethane, 300 kg of sodium bicarbonate
360(H)*285(W)*20cm | IMAGE 74*111cm | KNIFE IN BOX 36.2*55.9*26cm
Edition of 5

Text in blue image reads. "Eventually, a wolf will approach the knife and begin to cautiously sniff and lick the frozen blood. After believing it is safe, the wolf will lick more aggressively. Soon, the blade of the knife becomes exposed and it begins to nick the wolf’s tongue. Because its tongue has been numbed by the cold of the frozen blood, the wolf is unaware that he is being cut, and the blood it now tastes is its own. Excited at the prospect of fresh, warm blood, the wolf will hungrily lick the blade all the more. In a short time, the wolf will grow dizzy and disoriented. In a matter of hours, it will die from blood loss, literally drinking itself to death. As horrible as this picture is, it illustrates an important truth.

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Related Exhibitions:
The Nature Collector-Robert Zhao Renhui ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 01.10, 2015 -02.22, 2015
APB Foundation Signature Art Prize Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 11.14, 2014 -03.15, 2015

Related Texts:
Natural selection - Singaporean artist uses animal traps to explore relationship of humans and nature , Yang Fan TEXT 2015-01-25