Walter Potter Pulls the Strings

   by Emily Francisco and David Ross for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: The Duel

Inspiration Artist: Walter Potter

We used the box to build a tableau, mimicking the workplace and sets created by the master taxidermist Walter Potter. After creating the set, we recreated the animals from his work, "The Duel", and included Walter Potter in a similar fashion to control his creations. In the end we are left with a tableau of of a tableau that revolves around the artist. We used the Chavant Modeling Clay, the floral block, wood, glue, and the plastic pellets for eyes. We painted all the materials and extracted a string from the rope to provide a leash for Potter.