- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)3
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)6
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Art student turns roadkill into art
LONDON -- Ebony Andrews is making a killing -- turning roadkill into art.
Andrews, 22, said her artwork is a commentary on how we humans view animals as commodities. She turned a beheaded owl into a desk organizer, and put the insides of a dead squirrel into a remote control for a DVD player.
"They are animals people can identify and have a relationship with," she said. "It is showing how animals are used by people as commodities in the postmodern world."
Andrews, a fine art student at Newcastle's Northumbria University, combined the taxidermy skills she learned in a course with her artist's eye.
She said she's ready for criticism of her roadkill art show at the university, but notes that most people are taking the time to think about what she's trying to say.