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Irresponsible pet ownership commodifies and causes an overpopulation of our oldest domestic animal. The resulting practice of mass euthanasia of these animals demonstrates a type of gluttony. Observing the material considerations of the print, my works anthropologically observe a loss of sensibility and sensitivity towards living creatures and the living world. This precise focus of the project provides strength to consider broader themes of massacre, mourning, and the ontological considerations of death in a culture of insatiability. At the core of these works is an examination of the strange oscillation between value and meaninglessness in an economy of excess.

laurenwr@tpg.com.au

Lauren Wraight
300 dogs (detail)
2013

photopolymer intaglio on cut paper

Lauren Wraight
Frieze
2013

photopolymer intaglio on paper

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