None of them wanted to be crushed under the treads of a slow-moving tank or roasted in a trench by flamethrowers or die by degrees with a bullet in the stomach. Better to be shot in the head or the heart. But first they had to kill these zoo animals.

— The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleHaruki Murakami

GOCO196064, or, Mountain Gorilla  | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

GOCO196064, or, Mountain Gorilla | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

HASU200511, or, African Savanna Hare  | clay, gouache, wood | 3.5INx3.5INx7IN

HASU200511, or, African Savanna Hare | clay, gouache, wood | 3.5INx3.5INx7IN

TIBO199502, or, Tiger and German Shepherd  | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

TIBO199502, or, Tiger and German Shepherd | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

OWHA199396, or, Stygian Owl  | clay and gouache | 2INx2.5INx3.5IN

OWHA199396, or, Stygian Owl | clay and gouache | 2INx2.5INx3.5IN

OSNA198990, or Ostrich  | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

OSNA198990, or Ostrich | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

BEAF198890, or, Asiatic Black Bear  | clay and gouache | 2.5INx2.5INx3.5IN

BEAF198890, or, Asiatic Black Bear | clay and gouache | 2.5INx2.5INx3.5IN

HYAN 198891, or Spotted Hyena  | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

HYAN 198891, or Spotted Hyena | clay and gouache | 2INx3.5INx3.5IN

Soap and Cigarette Animals: installation shot Putty's Coronation | clay, gouache, wood

Soap and Cigarette Animals: installation shot Putty's Coronation | clay, gouache, wood

Soap and Cigarette Animals: installation shot Taipei Artist Village | clay, gouache, wood

Soap and Cigarette Animals: installation shot Taipei Artist Village | clay, gouache, wood

Soap and Cigarette Animals: installation shot Taipei Artist Village | clay, gouache, wood

Soap and Cigarette Animals: installation shot Taipei Artist Village | clay, gouache, wood

GISU201119, or, Nubian Giraffe i  | clay and gouache | 2.5INx3.5INx3.5IN

GISU201119, or, Nubian Giraffe i | clay and gouache | 2.5INx3.5INx3.5IN

GISU201119, or, Nubian Giraffe i  | clay and gouache | 2.5INx3.5INx4IN

GISU201119, or, Nubian Giraffe i | clay and gouache | 2.5INx3.5INx4IN

UNUN, or, Unknown Soldier  | clay, pumice, gouache | 2INx2INx4IN

UNUN, or, Unknown Soldier | clay, pumice, gouache | 2INx2INx4IN

RHRW199396, or, Rhinos  | clay, acrylic, gouache | 4IN  x4INx3IN

RHRW199396, or, Rhinos | clay, acrylic, gouache | 4IN

x4INx3IN