The deliberate pairing of animal and environment is the strength of DeRocchi’s work. A seamless flow of visual information, typical of elaborately staged natural history museum displays, is bound within the animated forms and their surfaces. Together this creates a subtle and engaging tension.

 

Left: Slipping, 72 in. (1.8 m) in height, ceramic fired to cone 04, paint, foam, wood, caster wheels, 2012.

 

Below: Early Morning Bugle Call of a Wading Elk, 96 in. (2.4 m) in length, ceramic fired to cone 04, paint, graphite, MDF, foam, caster wheels, 2012.

  

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