Emily RozSkinny Legs, 2011, oil on wood panel, 18 x 24 inches
Skinny Legs straddles two series: Kill the Beast and The Rutting Season, circa 2009 - 2011. Kill the Beast references Lord of the Flies and ideas around jockeying for position and the need to satiate. The animals are stand-ins. The Rutting Season refers to the time when animals are in heat, and therefore distracted and more vulnerable to predators.