Lately I have been doing a lot of drawing from life, observing dead foxes I have acquired from local hunters or observing some dissections at the Natural History Museum of Iceland. Above is an image I made using fox blood from one of the foxes shot by a hunter here in Skagaströnd. I undestand the controversy in using animal parts in art, but I just wanted to state that had I not asked for the body, it would have been thrown into the garbage can. I'm in the process of defleshing the skull and used the body as much as I could for anatomical studies before I had to get rid of it.
I collected more fox blood before getting rid of the dead fox and I plan to do a small series of 32 paintings/ drawings in a book I've made. A friend of mine, Brian Cheung (http://briancheung.net/) was doing a series of seascape paintings during his time here at Nes in Skagaströnd and I thought it would be fun to do the same. Of course, instead of depicting the landscape, I'll be drawing vulpine corpses. It's an artistic exercise but also a long, convoluted metaphor that I won't go into here.