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Untitled snow globe by John Byrd usestaxidermy and is cast in plastic resin on awooden base. Created in 2002, it includes areal fawn.
Alumni artists prove anythingbut atrocious
ByRobin Roup, Correspondent
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008 11:09
At first glance, EverydayAtrocities looks like aterrorist organization with ataxidermy hobby. However,it is actually a faculty focusexhibition in theContemporary Art Museum.From the look of GregoryGreen's pieces there isconfusion as to whether hepromotes or opposesviolence. This is becauseall his pieces models ofexplosives. Green grew upin Europe in the height ofthe Cold War. His work, hesaid, is influenced by thistime in his life where he andeveryone around him lived in constant fear.Most of his pieces are not displayed like traditional art pieces. Amodel pipe bomb lies on the floor in the corner with barely anylighting. A Bible with an explosive inside sits prominently in thecenter of the room. Green explained that we typically think ofterrorism groups strictly as Islamic and Muslim, but Christianextremist groups actually commit just as many acts. Green said hisintention was for the pieces to be provocative and somewhat scary.Login|Register