For the past 20 years, Angela Singer’s art has explored the human-animal relationship. Her art invites a new way of seeing and thinking about the animal.
She is concerned with the ethical and epistemological consequences of humans using nonhuman life and the role that humans play in the exploitation and destruction of animals and our environment. She sees the boundaries separating other species from humans as permeable.
Combining mixed-media with “recycled” vintage discarded taxidermy she aims to turn taxidermic meaning. She incorporates into the look of her work some of the history of the death of the animal.
Adorning these creatures with leaves, flowers, and gemstones, she sometimes reveals wounds taxidermists worked to conceal. Her work has also generated controversy, specifically around humans’ treatment of animals.
Angela says: “I do use vintage taxidermied animals for my art however I have never taxidermied an animal for my art, and never would do so.”