Traditions and Aversions

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In Norfolk, UK, the roadkill is distinctly gamey. There is also a strong tradition of hunting and poaching. Despite many people's willingness to eat game, my curosity in anatomy often seems to draw repulsion. Traditions and Aversions confronts both the tradition of eating game — bird, deer and rabbit — and the disgust at experiencing animality itself. Lined with aesthetically benign but poisonous lead, three plaster plates hold the by-products of animal life; two discarded rabbit feet, the palette of a muntjac deer, and the delicate skeleton of a sparrow. While the rabbit feet and sparrow are the prepared remains of actual finds from Norfolk, the central plate contains a plaster cast of a found muntjac palette.

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