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Morgan L. Janssen

MFA 2018


Snake shed, silicone, string, olive wood, beads, 2016, 28"w x 49"h x 4"d

The role of human-animal relationships in my work has led me to observe 16th- and 17th-century still life paintings. In these paintings the accumulation of items provides discussion on how humans interact with nature regarding arrangement, triumphing over the ownership of things. I create my work in terms of various expressions of power and the manipulation of objects. Emphasizing the hierarchical distinction between the human and the animal, I am testing if indiscernibility can exist between us and them.

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