by Troy Emery in New Art on Thursday 14 March 2013

Utopian rainbow motifs, patination or block colours envelop the contours of animal bodies to create abstracted hybrid-creatures. Through this process they transform into something new. Troy Emery is proposing that they could exist somewhere in a parallel universe or fantasy landscape.

Some pieces incorporate fake rocks used as taxidermy mounts for display devices; here they function as a kind of altar, referencing the use of animals in spiritual practices. Emery sees this allegory as interchangeable with the classically transcendental properties of art.